The four Kenyans who were abducted on Tuesday near Kenya’s border with Somalia by alleged Al-Shabaab militants have been freed.
Before escaping for Somalia, the terrorists are said to have waylaid an ambulance conveying the group to Mandera County’s Lafey area, consisting of two paramedics, a patient, and a driver.
Three of the four captives were freed on Wednesday afternoon, while the ambulance driver made it home safely on Thursday morning, according to Lafey MCA Adan Hussein Rahoy.
According to Rahoy, who claimed that local elders mediated the quartet’s release, no ransom was paid to the rebels.
Rahoy added that the elders are currently trying to arrange a deal to have the ambulance released, but he went on to say that the ambulance is still in the militants’ control.