Mandera: Two Cuban doctors abducted, police officer guarding them shot dead
Erick Kombo Ndubi|April. 12, 2019
Police in Mandera county have launched a search for two cuban doctors who have been abducted by suspected al-shabaab militia.
The two were heading to work when they were ambushed. Their bodyguard, a Kenyan police man, was shot dead by the gun men reported to have crossed into Somalia.
Reports indicate the two were travelling in government vehicle when the gunmen who were traveling in a probox vehicle started firing at them. One of the officers ran for safety.
Following the incident, Mandera county senior officers called for urgent meeting to deliberate on response to the matter. Already, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have made into Somalia to trail the suspects.
The incident came barely months after a 23-year-old Italian aid worker was abducted from her hotel room in Chakama Trading centre, 80 km west of Malindi town, Kilifi County.
Earlier reports indicated the lady had been abducted by suspected al-Shabaab militia. She is yet to be found.
On Tuesday, April 9, the United State's Department of State indicated it had introduced a new risk indicator to the public travel advisories in order to communicate more clearly to US citizens the risks of kidnapping and hostage taking by criminals and terrorist actors around the world.
In the risk indicator, the US listed the country as one of the global kidnapping hotspots, a factor that is likely to affect the tourism sector greatly.
The travel advisory has left many Kenyans wondering if at all the