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Kenya threatens to end Somali pirate trials

Kenya's government has issued a six month warning that it will stop accepting suspected Somali pirates to be tried in its courts.

It claims the international community had not lived up to its promises to help Kenya with the "burden" of prosecuting and imprisoning pirates, which it had hoped would act as a deterrent.

Kenya signed agreements to try pirates on behalf of other countries when few nations agreed to take on the the role, but the government claims the country has become a dumping ground.

The BBC's East Africa correspondent Will Ross reports from Mombasa.

  • 01 Aug 2010
  • From the section Africa