Kenya International Boundaries is mandated to ensure clear demarcation of Kenyaâ€™s International Boundaries
- Define and manage territorial integrity of the Republic of Kenya;
- Establish the status of each international boundary;
- Identify contentious and non-contentious sections of the boundaries;
- Map and consolidate all the activities that are being undertaken by different Ministries regarding international boundaries;
- Prepare strategies for affirming, negotiating and/or defending the countryâ€™s international boundaries;
- Lead bilateral discussions with other neighbouring countries on international boundaries;
- Facilitate compliance with, and alignment to international obligations relating to boundaries and territorial integrity;
- Develop a draft framework for each respective boundary to address utilization and management of shared and straddling resource bases (e.g. Lakes and their drainage basins, pastures, national parks, range lands etc.); and
- Draft legislation to define the extent of the territory of Kenya in accordance with Article 5 of the Constitution.
Projects and Programs to be undertaken this Financial Year
This office has been allocated a total of Kshs.283, 555,825 to undertake the following activities during the 2018/19 FY:
- Reaffirmation of Kenya/Tanzania International boundary from Lake Natron to the Indian Ocean.
- Preparation and further submission of reports to the United Nations Commission on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on Kenyaâ€™s outer limits of the Sea.
- Preparations and negotiations with the Republic of South Sudan on the overriding claim on the common border.
- Research and documentation to aid the Maritime case between Kenya and Somalia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).