Wednesday November 21, 2018-Security agencies have launched manhunt for gunmen who attacked residents in the outskirts of Malindi Town on Tuesday night and abducted an aid worker from Italy and injured five other people in the scuffle, among them a 10-year-old boy.
According to sources, the gunmen, who are believed to be Al-Shabaab terrorists, abducted the 23-year-old aid worker from her hotel room in Chakama Trading centre, 80 km west of Malindi town, Kilifi County.
The attack was confirmed by the police who disclosed the injured had been ferried to Malindi Sub-County hospital and contingents of police officers deployed to track down the criminals.
“The National Police Service wishes to inform the public that last evening at about 8pm, a gang of men armed with AK 47 rifles attacked Chakama Trading centre in Chakama, Makongeni sub location in Kilifi County, about 80 kilometres west of Malindi town,” read a statement by the police.
“We assure the public that we are sparing no effort in tracking down the criminals and rescue the victim,” the police added.
The kidnapped Italian woman is said to be a volunteer of Africa Milele Onlus, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) operating in the area.
The Kenyan DAILY POST