MOGADISHU, Somalia – Kenya has again violated the airspace of Somalia after a high-level delegation led by Aden Bare Duale, the Majority Leader of the National Assembly of Kenya arrived in the port city of Kismayo, some 500km south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The Kenyan delegation attended the inauguration of Jubaland state president Ahmed Madobe
This comes as Somalia directed all international and local flights to stopover at the airport in Mogadishu before passing through to Kismayo.
Last week, Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Kenya’s Ambassador to Mogadishu Lucas Tumbo and handed him a protest letter, says Somalia strongly protests the violation made by Kenya.
The call came after a Kenyan plane landed at Kismayo airport without any official permission.
But, there was no official statement released by Kenya over the allegations.
Kenya has troops in Somalia operating under African Union Mission, fighting against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliated group.