Kenya and the Pest of Piracy a Prospective Partner for Peace

"Maritime piracy is a problem that the world has long been faced with – and one that has again reared its ugly head more prominently with the major upswing in pirate activities off the coast of Somalia since the mid- to late 2000s. This report, which is based primarily on field research, investigates the effects of piracy on Kenya; including the costs that can be seen at the local level. It also evaluates the counter-piracy efforts to date, considering specifically the contributions that Kenya has made thereto. This is further expanded by considering the ways in which Nairobi could feed into the offensive against piracy more significantly and robustly on the domestic, regional and global levels. The report concludes with a number of recommendations that encapsulate the varied approach that is needed to ensure a triumph against the scourge of maritime piracy."