The following are news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Friday:
— International Court of Justice on Thursday dismissed Kenya’s opposition to Somalia’s case on maritime boundary. By a majority of 13 judges, the top UN court ruled that it had powers to hear the dispute between the two countries.
Kenya had put up the argument that Somalia had jumped the gun as the Memorandum of Understanding expressly provided for negotiations as a way of settling the impasse, but the court found that the treaty was not binding to one-method process. (The Standard)
— The African Union (AU) wants its member states to pull out of the International Criminal Court, as it asked the West to stop harassing Africans. The decision was arrived at in a closed-session on the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Daily Nation)
— Pastoralist invasion of ranches and conservancies owned by British nationals as drought bites has caused diplomatic friction between Kenya and Britian, which has demanded an immediate end to the turmoil. (Business Daily)
— Kenya’s economy is expected to grow at between 5 and 5.6 percent in 2017, supported by increased government spending and resilient performance in transport, trade and tourism. However, the Britam Asset Managers noted that unfavourable weather, subdued credit growth remain a risk to the country’s growth. (The Star)
— Several universities closed in Kenya as a nationwide strike that started last week bites, hitting learners hard. The tutors want a pay rise. (People Daily) Enditem