Eastern AfricaSomalia/April 16, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/115 views /Somalia Kenya Withdraws Cuban Doctors From Garissa and Wajir Countiesshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel The Kenyan government has relocated Cuban doctors based in Garissa and Wajir barely four days after armed men kidnapped two doctors from Mandera town. Early Friday morning, gunmen suspected to be al-Shabaab kidnapped two Cuban doctors from Mandera town. The abducted doctors had been identified as Landy Rodriguez (a surgeon) and Herera Correa (general practitioner). In a statement by the minister of Health, Wajir and Garissa administration was directed to evacuate the Cuban doctors to Nairobi following a national security adviser. ALSO READ Somalia: Car Bomb Explodes Near Police Academy in MogadishuGarissa OCPD Aaron Morasae disclosed that the team from Garissa left on Saturday morning, and it was not clear when they would resume work. Last weekend, the two specialists posted to Lamu and Tana River left in a huff. “It’s true. The two Cuban doctors traveled out of Lamu abruptly over the weekend,” Lamu Health Executive Anne Gathoni told a local newspaper, the Nation. ALSO READ Kenya: Forces Mobilised as Search for Cuban Doctors Extends to Somalia“The Mandera incident is really traumatizing them, and that’s why they are seeking guidance and counseling. It’s a matter under discussion on whether they will return to Lamu or not bearing in mind that our county also borders Somalia.” Kenyan authorities suspected the attackers are members of al-Shabaab and believed the two victims had been taken to neighboring Somalia. ALSO READ Ethiopian Airlines Statement on the Preliminary Report of the Accident on ET 302The two doctors are among 100 Cuban specialists who arrived in Kenya in June 2018 under a bilateral arrangement between Kenyan and Cuban governments. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Somalia share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleSomalia, Russia Agree to Strengthen the Bilateral Relationsnext articleSomalia: U.S. Confirms Killing the Deputy Islamic State Leader in SomaliaRelated Posts436 shares Eastern Africa/April 19, 2019 /No Comment Somalia: Cabinet Minister Loses Five Family Members in Cold Blood449 shares Eastern Africa/April 19, 2019 /No Comment Somalia: Brace for Longer Drought, Experts WarnSouth Africa: Why a High Court Dismissed Somali Claims for AsylumBurundi: Bahrain and Burundi Send New Ambassadors to SomaliaSomalia: IGAD Warns Against Food Insecurity in the CountrySomalia: Somaliland Leader Muse Bihi Abdi Leaves for UAESomalia: First ICT Strategy and Policy Guideline On the OffingSomalia: UK Works With Somali Forces to Respond to Sexual Violence in ConflictSomalia: Four Killed, 5 Injured in Mogadishu Car Bombing – PoliceSomalia: Seven Wounded in a Car Bomb Blast in Khartoum Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.