Somalia’s Ambassador to Kenya returns to Mogadishu


MOGADISHU— Somali ambassador to Kenya, Mohamed Ahmed Nour has returned back to the capital of Mogadishu on Sunday, after he was asked to leave Nairobi as row over oil blocks between the two countries simmers.

Nour was escorted to State House in Mogadishu to brief Kenya’s decision to Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Kenya has recalled its ambassador in Mogadishu and ordered Somali envoy out of the country over alleged auctioning of oil and gas blocks in Kenya’s maritime territorial area that borders Somalia.

The auction took place in London, United Kingdom, last week, Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau said Saturday.

Lieutenant-General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo was summoned back to Nairobi for urgent consultations.