Donors to spend $9.3m to prosecute pirates


Donors will spend $9.3 million to help Kenya and Seychelles prosecute suspected Somali pirates and improve those countries’ criminal justice systems, a UN official said.

Although a coalition of international navies spends millions of dollars each year to patrol the pirate-infested passageway along Somalia’s coast, the UN drug agency’s Alan Cole said earlier this week that the money will help cash-strapped countries like Kenya follow through on seeking justice for suspected pirates, according to AP.

Earlier this year Kenya said it would stop accepting new piracy suspects captured by naval forces patrolling the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden where Somali pirates have been hijacking vessels.