Bilateral relationship between Kenya and Sudan: A quest for diplomatic resolve
Kabaka, Boniface M
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This study is about diplomatic relation between Kenya and Sudan and the implic:ations of foreign policies of the two states whereas its objectives are to analyze the roles and contributions of interstate diplomatic methods in the management of Sudan-Kenya tottering diplomatic relations; to investigate and explain tne nature of Kenya's foreign policy towards Eastern Africa Statts; to explore Conflict Management Theories and Strategies to resolve the Kenya - Sudan diplomatic debacle and to contribute to an understanding of International Relations and International Law interface on Rome Statute, and indictment of a seating president. The framework of analysis examined in this study includes realism theory that looks at the power politics of states, interplay between the international relations and international law and the conflictsolving approach methodology. The research methods used here is library-oriented study which mainly involves cri tical examination of secondary sources. These include but not limited to bocks, legal journals, articles, the internet, case laws, dissertations and relevant studies on the subject matter. The key findings of the study are that there is need for Kenya to strengthen her foreign policy to reflect the new constitutional dispensation; the Constitutional power tussle between the judiciary and the executive arms of the government needs to be urgently resolved to ensure thai Kenya does not water down her institutions in an effort to streamline external relations. Finally, future studies are needed to explore the practicality of AU's inclusion of crime jurisdiction in its Charter similar to that of the Rome Statute (ICC) and the impact on international peace of indicting sitting African heads of states.