2 Cuban Doctors Abducted in Mandera

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Imani
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2 Cuban Doctors Abducted in Mandera

Post by Imani » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:49 am

“Planes operating from Nairobi's JKIA seek fuel in neighbouring countries’ airports…
The fuel shortage, which is expected to persist till Sunday, has been blamed on inadequate orders by oil marketing companies that sell directly to airlines.”
https://www.nation.co.ke/business/Plane ... index.html

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2 Cuban Doctors Abducted in Mandera

Post by Imani » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:18 am

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Gunmen shot and killed a police officer before abducting Kenya based Cuban doctors Landy Rodriguez (a surgeon) and Herera Correa (general practitioner). Both doctors had been working at the Mandera Referral Hospital for the past year.

Witnesses said the doctors were being escorted to work when two salon cars blocked their way and shots rent the air in an ambush.

Mandera town is about a kilometer away from the main Kenya- Somalia border.
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article ... in-mandera

Tourist abducted in Kenya: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3428

Meanwhile: “The US State Department has updated its travel advisories…with a new indicator to highlight the risk of kidnapping and hostage taking…High-threat countries…will now be labeled with a "K" in order to "communicate more clearly to US citizens the risks of kidnapping and hostage taking by criminal and terrorist actors around the world," the department said Tuesday.
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“Travel advisories for the following countries have been updated to include the "K" indicator: Afghanistan…Kenya…Nigeria…Uganda…”
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/10/poli ... index.html

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Cuban Doctors Abducted in Mandera

Post by Imani » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:28 am

The abducted Cuban doctors were quickly driven into Somalia, only 1 kilometre away from Mandera. Maybe they were abducted by Al Shabaab, or maybe they were abducted by other criminals operating in the area for ransom.

It is quite saddening that after all the killings carried out in Mandera over the years by Somalia-based criminals, Kenya govt has not yet constructed a wall at the border.

I remember seeing a photo of a very nice fence and trench allegedly being constructed along the border. Where was it being constructed?

A strong fence + trench + cameras etc. along Kenya-Somalia border is an urgent priority. But if funds are limited, the priority should be considered to be:

1. From Kenya-Somalia-Ethiopia border to at least 100 km southwards;
2. From Kenya-Somalia border at the Indian ocean to at least 100 km northwards.

A lot can be said about al shabab and their sponsors, but there is also negligence on Kenya’s side. As Kenyan authorities have probably learnt by now, there are powerful forces behind the anarchy in Somalia.

As far as the al shabab terrorists are concerned, Kenya is their meal ticket. That is why they concentrate most of their activities on the Southern part of Somalia bordering Kenya.

The least Kenya govt can do is to make it very difficult for criminals to enter Kenya from Somalia, and even more difficult to travel back to Somalia after committing crimes in Kenya.

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