Somalia expels Kenyan envoy

MOGADISHU: Somalia ordered the expulsion of Kenya’s ambassador after accusing neighbouring Kenya of interfering in the electoral process in Jubbaland, one of Somalia’s five semi-autonomous states, the latest dispute between the two countries.

Somalia also recalled its ambassador from Nairobi.

“As a result of the Kenyan government’s political interferences in the internal affairs of Somalia, the regional President of Jubbaland has reneged on the election agreement that was reached on the 17th September 2020 in Mogadishu,” the Somali Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Facebook. The statement did not elaborate on the interference or the agreement Jubbaland president had reneged on. - Reuters mwJ���1?orң