Somali Upper House Discuss Border Dispute At Beled-Hawa Before Going For Recess
The Somali Upper House has today discussed the Beled-Hawa border dispute after Kenya started the construction of the wall at the border once again.
Senator Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail who is also known as Faratag has briefed the house on the issue.
“This border issue was set by the Italy and British governments in 1935. Surely we were accompanied by land experts who know more about the issue and they told us that the wall is several kilometres within the Somali territory. 790 Somali households are on the other side of the wall fence,” said the Senator.
Speaker of the house Mr Abdi Hashi Abdullahi told members that there is the need for Somalia to defend its land in unity.
After the debate, the speaker has adjourned the last sitting of the second season of the house and members left for two months recess.
A colourful closing ceremony attended by senior government officials will then be held to mark the official closure of the house.