Somalia wants repatriation of ‘pirate’ prisoners in Kenya jails

Somalia has said that it is working for the repatriation of about 100-Somali nationals jailed in Kenya after they were captured at sea over alleged hijacking of vessels in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden years ago.

Ambassador Gamal Mohamed Hassan, Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya accompanied by the Federal government officials and Chief inspector of Kenya Prisons visited the Shimo La Tewa prison in the port town of Mombasa, where 92-Somali nationals convicted of Piracy are being held to assess their situations.

The officials met the piracy-convicts in the prison last week, who were demanding to be sent back home due to hard living conditions.

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