Three Somalia officials have been denied entry into Kenya at Jomo Kenyatta international airport for lack of visas despite holding diplomatic passports.
Kenya has occasionally differed with Somalia over oil deposits along the Indian ocean.
Deputy Minister of Energy and two lawmakers are tonight being held at JKIA after Kenya denied them entry because they’ve Somali passports, per source. According to sources, other ministers, officials were allowed to enter only after producing their western passports. https://t.co/MHrtyPMJy0
— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) May 20, 2019
Kenya's diplomatic tiff with Somalia stiffens as officials carrying Somali diplomatic passports denied entry at JKIA. They are: Deputy Minister of Water & Energy Osman Libah, Senators Ilyas Ali Hassan & Zamzam Dahir pic.twitter.com/QB5XPPO96l
— The African Voice (@teddyeugene) May 21, 2019
— Garowe Online (@radiogarowe) May 21, 2019
BREAKING: Somalia Deputy Minister of Water and Energy Osman Libah, Senators Ilyas Ali Hassan and Zamzam Dahir confirmed denied access into #Kenya.The three are tonight stranded at the JKIA airport #Nairobi awaiting to return back to #Mogadishu Tuesday morning pic.twitter.com/uRSnULZPjz
— Radio Dalsan (@DalsanFM) May 20, 2019
The diplomatic row between Kenya and Somalia took a nosedive after three top Somalian officials were denied entry at JKIA . https://t.co/uZgRDs2tfE
— Kenyans.co.ke (@Kenyans) May 21, 2019
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