Kenyan court orders pirate repatriation

Pirate prisoner transfer planned. 

Kenyan court orders repatriation of 10 Somali pirates

A Kenyan Court on Wednesday ordered the repatriation of ten suspected pirates to Somalia.

Mombasa High Court Judge, Justice Muya ruled that the ten serves the remaining four year jail in their country of origin for offence of hijacking a vessel along the Gulf of Aden waters.

Muya said he had considered the ongoing initiative by both Somalia and Kenya to maintain peace.

Muya said Somalia had undergone several changes, which had made it stable and friendly to its citizens, hence suspects would be closer to their relatives, rather than being held in cells in a foreign country.

He said the move would further help in easing congestion at the prison facilities.

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