Kenya jails 7 Somali pirates

2010-09-07 18:07

Nairobi - A defence lawyer says a Kenyan court has convicted and sentenced seven Somali pirates to five years in prison.

Jared Magolo says the pirates were found guilty of attacking a German naval supply ship in the Gulf of Aden on March 29 last year. Magolo says his clients plan to appeal the verdict delivered on Monday.

The EU anti-piracy task force says it welcomes the court's decision.

After the seven pirates attacked the German FGS Spessart last year, they were later chased and captured by the German frigate FGS Rheinland-Pfalz. That frigate handed them over to Kenyan authorities in April last year.

Before the verdict handed down on Monday, Kenyan courts had convicted 28 Somalis of piracy since 2006.

Read more on:    kenya  |  east africa  |  somali pirates
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Autobraking: See just how good they are!

Just how good are automatic brakes on cars these days? Two VW models have been praised by top UK research centre Thatcham. Find out why...

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to idealise and prepare for the future rather than face the present. Right now life is putting challenges in...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.