Embattled Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula has warned Kenya to take caution not to let our bilateral relationship with Somalia sink below the current level.
He has expressed that powerful forces against Kenya can take advantage and hurt our country advising president Uhuru to call their bluff and visit Mogadishu to see their president.
When Somalia filed a maritime boundary dispute at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2014, it drove a wedge between two countries whose relationship is like that of Siamese twins.
Kenya has long been a protector and defender of Somalian interests, yet it now found itself at loggerheads with its northeastern neighbour.
Kenya should be careful not to let our bilateral relationship with Somalia sink below the current level. Powerful forces against Kenya can take advantage and hurt our country. Pr Uhuru should call their bluff and visit Mogadishu & meet their President.
— Sen.Moses Wetang'ula (@Wetangulam) June 3, 2019
Quite a number have agreed with the senator that the issue should be taken seriously.
In total agreement sir. Kenya is caught up in a deadly 'game of thrones' of oil multinationals! She also risks being involved in the ongoing crisis among the gulf stated.
— Eyase Brian EYASE 🇰🇪 (@eyase_eyase) June 3, 2019
Kenya suspended direct flights from Somalia’s capital Mogadishu to Nairobi for security reasons but Somalia has asked for reconsideration, saying the decision was politically motivated.
Indeed senator let the country be keen with the relationship btn kenya and somalia…….leaders have that responsibility
— Lazarus Nyabuto (@LazarusNyabuto) June 3, 2019
Further, Somalia has since criticised neighbouring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
We should have executed our case at the icj professionally. Trillions at stake now and no country would want to share resources
— feisal said (@KenyanDomainer) June 3, 2019
We've always bought fear from our neighbors. Seems like we R the only 1s who wants bilateral relations to thrive. These neighbors must understand relationships R mutual & should b a win-win situation. As pro-EAC, Pan-Africanist, I believe we have a red line & shouldn't b crossed
— Gatune Thuo (@GatuneT1) June 3, 2019
Others were haste to remind him that he personally has destroyed our bilateral relationship between Kenya and United Arab Emirates with his alleged involvement with the gold scam saga.
You have really hurt the country and the bilateral relationship between Kenya and United Arab Emirates. You have no audacity to advice Sir.
— Harry Kimemia (@HarryKimemia) June 3, 2019
Gold iko wapi na usidhani tumesahau the Japan embassy u sold…
— victor owili (@VictorOwili) June 3, 2019
Have you thought about our relationship with UAE before conning them
— Filipo mwenyewe (@kenmwil) June 3, 2019
But there's no gold in @Somalia. Why shud u panic when we lose them??? Concentrate on Congo & Saudia pirisss
— Ustadh Maithe (@martin_tetu) June 3, 2019
Wetangula, who is a person of interest in the ongoing investigations into fake gold scam, has since declared it a “non-issue”.
George Kinoti, the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), earlier revealed his team is probing the leaked telephone conversation alleged to be between Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and a representative of the Dubai royal family over the fake gold scandal that hit the country.
The senator has maintained silence over the rip-off that has seen international investors lose billions of shillings to local and foreign conmen running riot in the Kenyan capital.
In the audio, which has done rounds on social media, a man is heard mentioning names of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to assure a Dubai gold investor that their detained consignment would be released.
Do you believe Wetangula’s concerns over Somalia are genuine or mind games of destruction like has become the trend of politicians?