CONTENT PREVIEW
Terrorism & Insurgency

Somali militants release two of three Kenyan hostages

30 July 2013
Kenyan soldiers, part of an allied African force, celebrate retaking Kismayo from Islamist Shabab insurgents, outside Kismayo University in Kismayo, southern Somalia, on 2 October 2012. Source: PA

EVENT

Two Kenyan officials who were abducted and held hostage by Somali-based militant group the Shabab for the past 18 months, have finally been released, the government confirmed on 30 July.

According to the local Daily Nation newspaper, the two men - named as Edward Yesse Mule, a district officer in Burder division, and Fredrick Irungu Wainaina, registrar of persons, Wajir South District - who were kidnapped by the Shabab on 11 January 2012, were reunited with their families on 29 July. A statement from the Kenyan presidency (State House) claimed that the two men were released following "successful negotiations", although no further detail was released about the date and location of their release and whether or not a ransom has been paid.



(123 of 313 words)
By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and our Terms of Use of this site.

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • L-3 Integrated Systems AP-3C and Australian P-3 'special mission' variants

    Type Family of SIGnals INTelligence (SIGINT) and multi-sensor surveillance aircraft. SIGnals INTelligence (SIGINT) and multi-sensor surveillance aircraft. Description Over time, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has been reported as operating (or having operated in the recent past) a small

  • Chenowth light strike vehicle (LSV)

    Development The Chenowth light strike vehicle (LSV) is a development of Chenowth's original off-road racing vehicle, which combines low weight, high-speed, and good cross-country mobility and manoeuvrability. The original military model was the two-seat fast attack vehicle (FAV) produced din the

  • Boeing E-3 Sentry

    Type Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft. Description The Boeing E-3 Sentry is a land-based, multi-operator, AWACS aircraft that can be refuelled in-flight; utilises a militarised Boeing 707-320B airframe and provides an all-weather, surveillance, Command and Control (C2 ) and

  • LESCUT

    Type Surface ship deployed, reactive, active expendable torpedo decoy. Development LESCUT (Launched Expendable SCUTter) is a joint product between Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems of the United States and RAFAEL of Israel. LESCUT is a rocket, mortar or over-the-side launched, expendable torpedo

  • Cubic - Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES)

    Description The Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) is a laser-based tactical engagement system (TES) that provides realistic force-on-force training. MILES 2000 is a complete re-design of the earlier MILES systems and includes the full range of MILES equipment. This includes

ADVERTISEMENT

Industry Links

IHS Jane's is not responsible for the content within or linking from Industry Links pages.
ADVERTISEMENT