The two Cuban doctors who were kidnapped by Al Shabaab militants in April and taken to Somalia “are well,” Radio France International (RFI) has reported.
According to the RFS, Ines Maria Chapman, vice president of the Cuban Council of Ministers, said that Kenyan authorities have affirmed that doctors, Assel Herrera and Landy Rodriguez, are well.
She added that the government is still pursuing efforts to ensure their safe return to Cuba but she did not give details on the whereabouts of the doctors.
Herrera Correa and Landhi Rodriguez who were working at Mandera County Referral Hospital when they were kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be Al Shabaab militants while they were returning to work from their residence.
The militants shot dead one bodyguard then bundled the doctors into two cars and sped off towards the Somali border.
Mutyambai said the government employing every effort to rescue the doctors from the kidnappers. He also added that the kidnappers had been arrested and charged.