MOGADISHU – Mareeg.com-Kenyan police says an Italian NGO worker was kidnapped and
five others injured during an ambush attack by suspected Al Shabaab
Kenya’s police chief, Joseph Boinnet said Sylvia Constanza Romano,
23, an Italian woman working for Africa Milele Onlus was abducted at
around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Chakama trading center in the county of
The abduction was carried out by six suspected Al Shabaab militants
armed with armed with guns and others with machetes and clubs,
according to Boinnet.
He says police soldiers started an operation to hunt down the
attackers and whereabouts of the abducted woman.
The Somali-based Islamic extremist group of Al Shabaab has been blamed
in the past for a spate of kidnappings of foreigners in Kenyan border
However in kenya six men, some armed with guns and others with machetes and clubs stormed into the Milele offices and demanded to know where is the “mgeni” (Swahili for visitor).
Ngala an eye witnes said he followed them after they kidnapped the women and heard one gunman ask the other if she is the one and when he was answered in the affirmative, he proceeded to “slap her very hard until she fell.”
Nairobi sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight al-Shabab militants
after the kidnappings and border cross attacks in Kenyan soul.