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Judgement on Kenya Somalia border dispute postponed due to Judiciary budget cuts

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The judgement on a maritime boundary dispute between Kenya and Somalia has been postponed indefinitely.

In a notice by the deputy senior registrar addressed to all advocates and litigants, the High court owed the delay to the judiciary budget cuts which hindered the judges from coordinating in writting the judgement.

“This has been occasioned by the recent judiciary budget cuts which have made it infeasible for the judges, who are stationed from different stations to caucus and write the judgement.” statement read in part.

The case, currently under the Judicial Review, constitutional and Human rights division, was supposed to be delivered on 7th November will now be delivered at a later date which is later to be communicated.

The two countries have failed to settle their maritime dispute through bilateral talks. The recent delay in the judgement offers another window of opportunity for both sides to engage in good-faith talks. 

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