MOMBASA (Xinhua) --
A Kenyan woman captured by Somali pirates in 2014
was on Saturday rescued by special forces from the Galmudug
region of Somalia after two and a half years in captivity.
Sources told Xinhua here that the hostage known as Louis Njoki
is currently in the safe hands of Galmudug authorities waiting
to be repatriated to Kenya.
The Coordinator of East Africa Seafarers, Andrew Mwangura
told Xinhua that the rescue mission carried out by an elite
squad was successful.
"It was a well coordinated rescue operation and Njoki has
been freed from her captors.
"She is currently undergoing medical checkup and will be
repatriated to Kenya to reunite with her family," said Mwangura.
Njoki was captured along with her partner James Kuria while
delivering medicine to Mogadishu in 2014.
Kuria was freed during a raid by Somali security forces in
February last year.
However, two Kenyan nationals including George Macharia Mburu
and George Macharia Njoki who were abducted by a Somalia militia
in 2014 are still in the hands of their captors.
The two were working for a construction company in Mogadishu
when they were kidnapped by a militia from Habargidir region of
Another Kenyan, Patrick Amukhuma who was kidnapped by Somalia
pirates in 2008 is yet to be rescued.