Letter: After the bombs

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Could someone please explain why the two Nairobi bombing suspects are being tried in the United States and not Kenya, where the crime they are accused of took place ("Nairobi `bombers' flown to New York", 28 August)?

If the Kenyan embassy in Washington had been bombed, killing two hundred Americans and 12 Kenyan diplomats, and if Kenya had a law on its statute books giving it the right to exact retribution anywhere in the world, would the culprits have been sent to face justice in Kenya?


Manningtree, Essex