She asked her captors where they were taking her, and wondered whether they were headed toward Mombasa, farther down the Kenyan coast. But the man running the engine—the Navigator, who had offered her a pair of trousers for warmth—said, "Somalia."
“It is highly unlikely that kidnappers will strike again at tourist areas on Kenya’s north coast,” says Major Emmanual Chirchir, former spokesman during Operation Linda Nchi, Kenya’s military campaign in Somalia to fight Al Shabaab. “But towns and refugee camps like Dadaab near the porous Kenya-Somali border in the northeast remain vulnerable.”
I gave what I’m told was a great presentation about Somali piracy and “ruthless tactics of tourist kidnaps” at this […]
British tourist, Judith Tebbutt, is home — but how free? The dilemma of ransom payments | Daily Beast
Judith Tebbutt is home — but how free? The dilemma of ransom payments Mar 30, 2012 4:45 AM EDT Ransom […]
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My article on Somaliland’s prison for pirates in Hargeisa (pictured below) has been published online by Chonjo Magazine. Check it […]