The British Navy on Tuesday handed over eight suspected Somali pirates arrested near Yemen last week to the Kenya Port Police.
The eight will appear in court this morning, according to sources.
It was not clear whether the RFA Wave Knight, which left immediately after handing over the suspects at Mombasa, also brought the bodies of three pirates killed during the engagement.
Ten Somali pirates arrested in January 2006 by US Marines after they attacked an Indian vessel off Somalia are serving seven-year prison sentences in Kenya.
Coast police boss King’ori Mwangi told journalists that seven AK-47 rifles, pistols and a missile launchers were recovered from the suspects. more..http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/492524/-/tm2vtf/-/index.html