Kenya in the dark over news of release of Cuban doctors

Dr Assel Herrera Correa, a general physician who was kidnapped in Mandera last year.

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What you need to know:

  • The doctors, Assel Herrera, a specialist in comprehensive general medicine, and Landy Rodriguez, a surgeon, were kidnapped by Al-Shabaab militants on April 12, 2019.
  • They were part of the team of 100 Cuban medics offering services in Kenya as part of a bilateral deal between the two countries.
  • The doctors were abducted during a road ambush at Banisa stage in Mandera town, some 1,135 kilometres from the capital Nairobi.

The Kenyan government appeared to be in the dark following news reports that two Cuban doctors kidnapped in Mandera County last year had been released.

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