Two cuban doctors in Mandera town have been k*******d by unidentified g****n in a road ambush and taken to Somalia, police spokes person Charles Owino has confirmed.
The medics Dr Herera Correa, a general practitioner and Dr Landy Rodriguez, a surgeon were heading to their place of work at Mandera County Referral Hospital when the a*******n occurred.
The invasion that occurred right in the middle of Mandera Town occurred few minutes after 9am.
During the a****k, two Toyota Probox ferrying the g****n blocked the county hospital vehicle in the middle of the road before opening f**e.
One state security agent was s**t d**d during the a****k while the other managed to escape. The two officers were were escorting the medics.
“Unfortunantely, an Adminstration Police was k****d when the g****n opened f**e, the police officer managed to get away from the ambush,” said Mr Owino.
The two cuban medics were then shoved into the a*******s car and drove off to Somalia.
The driver of the county hospital vehicle that was attacked has been apprehended by the security agency and is being questioned on the i******t.
According to Mr Owino, state security agencies, Kenya Police, Administration Police and the Army are following the a******r on the Kenya-Somalia border.
“All security agency have been deployed to pursue the c*******s and the v*****s. Security agencies are following the matter,” he added.
Mid last year, the two doctors were left to work on their own after the local medics fled due to fear of t****r a*****s from the Al-Shabab m*****a group.
In earlier interviews, the two doctors said they were at first worried about working in Mandera County following accounts of t****r a****k in the news. They further revealed that they had worked in more dangerous places making their new assignment familiar.
“Before I came here, I checked the internet and saw that Mandera is very dangerous with frequent a*****s from Al S*****b but we have worked in far worse conditions,” said Dr Rodriguez.
The two abducted doctors are among 110 Cuban specialists that the government imported from Havana, Cuba last year so as to improve service delivery in rural areas.
The 47 counties received at least one specialist as the Ministry of Health sought to bring the services of the contracted staff closer to the people.