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Byline: Caroline Wafula and Philip Muyanga
Prime Minister Raila Odinga has criticised Tuesday's landmark court ruling that Kenya had no jurisdiction in piracy crimes that took place outside Kenya's territorial waters.
The PM said piracy on the shores of Somalia posed a danger to Kenya's security and had made imports to Kenya expensive because shipping lines had increased their costs.
"As a result Kenya has a duty to help fight piracy," he said.
On Tuesday, the High Court Judge Mohammed Ibrahim made the ruling in Mombasa and further prohibited any magistrate from dealing with piracy cases.
"The local courts can only deal with offences or …