Today (Friday 12th April, 2019) morning in Mandera town at around 9.00 am, two Cuban doctors left their residence to Mandera Hospital in a County Government vehicle under the escort of two police officers . Along the way, they were blocked by two Toyota Probox cars.
Unfortunately, the Administration Police Service officer was shot at and fatally wounded. The criminals commandeered the car and occupants across the border to Somalia. So far, the County Government vehicle has been recovered and the driver is being held for interrogation.
All security agencies have been mobilized to pursue the criminals and rescue the victims. We urge members of the public to remain calm and avoid speculations as security agencies pursue the criminals.
The kidnapped Doctors are Dr Assel Herera Correa (General Physician) and Dr Landy Rodriguez (Surgeon)