Somali information minister Osman Abukar Dubbe has accused Kenya of planning to destabilize Somalia as it prepares for legislative and presidential elections.
Dubbe said during a press conference that they respect Kenya, however, he added that Kenya seems not to be interested in that but rather wants to pursue an inappropriate daydream and is a state focused on ambitions to pursue taking the Somali land and waters.
The minister accused Kenya of political interference and hosting opposition leaders in Nairobi.
Dubbe also said al-Shabab seized territories in southern Somalia after the Kenyan Defence Forces that are part of AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) withdrew from strategic towns in the region.
The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied reports that it is interfering in Somalia’s internal and political affairs.