Kenyan security forces on Friday went full gears to relocate two cuban doctors kidnapped along Somalia border, ADA learns here.
The unidentified assailants shot dead a policeman during the kidnap mission Thursday night, sources said.
Kenya’s leading Daily Nation newspaper said Friday that the kidnapped doctors were employed by the Kenyan government.
Kenyan police are blaming the Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group for the incident and is setting up a roadblock on a road leading to the the border of the war-battered country.
The abducted doctors are among 110 Cuban specialists that Kenyan invited in June 2018, as it sought to improve the quality of medical services in rural areas.
On Tuesday, the U.S. embassy upgraded its travel warning for Kenya and insisted on “do not travel” for Mandera county where frequent attacks have been led by Al-Shabaab terrorists have killed dozens of civilians and security personnel.
On Tuesday this week, a U.S. tourist and her tour guide who were kidnapped in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park by unknown gunmen were rescued unharmed after nearly 24 hours in captivity.
The captives were taken across the border into DR Congo while the kidnappers reportedly demanded a ransom of 500,000 U.S. dollars.
It was not known whether the amount was paid.