Two Kenyans held by Somali pirates 'are cousins' - Seafarers Union

PHOTO | FILE Seafarers Union of Kenya secretary-general Andrew Mwangura (left) addressing a press conference in the past. The two Kenyan engineers abducted by suspected Somali pirates last month in Mogadishu are close family members from Nairobi’s Rongai area, the Seafarers Union of Kenya has revealed.

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  • The Seafarers Union of Kenya boss added that the two who were employees of East African Construction Company have been in and out of Somalia carrying construction projects in Mogadishu.
  • The group behind the abduction of the two Kenyan civil engineers is reportedly under control of a pirate leader identified as Mohammed Gafanje.

The two Kenyan engineers abducted by suspected Somali pirates last month in Mogadishu are close family members from Nairobi’s Rongai area, the Seafarers Union of Kenya has revealed.

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