‘A Long Walk Home, Judith Tebbutt’s memoir as pirate hostage in Somalia – Review

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."

Spanish aid workers Blanca Thiebaut (white skirt) and Montserrat Serra (bottom, L) are helped to leave the aircraft upon arriving at Torrejon's air base, near Madrid in this picture provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres July 19, 2013. Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped while working at the Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya in October 2011, Serra and Thiebaut, have been freed in Somalia, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday.    REUTERS/Anna Surinyach/Medecins Sans Frontieres/Handout via Reuters (SPAIN - Tags: HEALTH CRIME LAW SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

How Somali pirates and terrorists made bank off two Western hostages – Vocativ

“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.”