Tuesday, February 17

What to do with the pirates

The Wall Street Journal looks at American efforts to try Somali pirates in Kenya. I'm not sure about this line:
Still, Kenya enjoys a good relationship with the U.S. and the U.K., and has a strong court system.
The first part yes. But this is the place where the UN's special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings just came to town to investigate, and where lawmakers are trying to bring in the International Criminal Court because they don't trust the Kenyan legal system. But compared with Somalia, I suppose you'd call the system strong. My colleague Alisha offers the more cynical take.

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