Source: Most oil rigs passes through Somalia

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According to reliable information obtained by the Voice of America, credible sources say that following the delimitation by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of the Somali-Kenyan maritime border, most of the suspected oil and gas pipelines are crossing the Somali border. 

A maritime expert studying the court’s ruling, who asked not to be named because of the sensitive issues, told VOA that one of the seven packages passed through Kenya, four through Somalia, and the other two across the border. The two sides are divided, although most of the land on which the bundles of oil and gas are located through Somalia.

He told VOA that the next eastbound L-26 had passed through Kenya, while parts of L-23 and L-24 had also passed through Kenya.

The remaining L-5, L-13, L-21, L-22 and most of the L-23 and L-24 kits pass through Somalia, the expert said.

He confirmed that the package, which naval experts believe is the best option, had passed through Somalia.

The Kenyan government has said it will never accept the ICJ ruling.

A statement from the office of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also stated that Kenya wants the issue to be resolved in a side deal and through dialogue with the African Union to which the Somali people have fully rejected the idea.

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