It was in 1970s when a senior commander of the Somali army forces was notified about irregular and suspicious actions by the Kenyan defence forces close to the border of Somalia and Kenya.
His response was slightly luxurious than worrying as he mockingly responded that the ladies brigade of the Somali army will probably be assigned in coping with the Kenyan troops.
With all due respect to our valuable ladies, that reply was amusing as Somalis worth their ladies extremely and infrequently assign them the simple duties whereas males normally deal with the more durable a part of the job. Due to this fact, that was a transparent message of Kenya being the least nation that Somalia is ever apprehensive about.
It’s true that the scenario between Kenya and Somalia is completely different now because the function arguably reversed because of the lengthy instability that Somalia needed to take care of for over Three many years whereas Kenya has had little issues in that regard.
Nevertheless, Somalia continues to be a significant stake holder although in east and central Africa by way of enterprise, diplomacy and army.
Somalia has had a semi-healthy relationship with Kenya till final week when Kenya surprisingly revoked the Somali ambassador and despatched him house whereas they known as their ambassador from Mogadishu.
Kenyan authorities reasoned their reckless choice to the assembly in London between the Somali authorities and a few analysis firms through which Kenya uncertainly complained about Somalia auctioning oil blocks in a disputed maritime border.
The fact is; that assembly was organized, facilitated and chaired by Somalia and its primary function was to exhibit the oil wealthy blocks within the Somali Ocean.
As we all know Somalia has endured a torrid few years of unrest and instability pushed by overseas actors. In all these years, Kenya was actively engaged in fuelling the fireplace of Somalia.