Cuban doctors’ pleas for security was ignored by Police

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They had even sought for additional security citing the long distance of five kilometers they covered to work every day as risky.


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As investigations and search for the two Cuban doctors abducted on Friday continue, new details have emerged putting the Kenya police on the spot.
The two doctors, Dr. Assel Herera Correa, a general physician, and Dr. Landy Rodriguez, a surgeon, had apparently shared their security concerns with police before the abduction.

They had even sought for additional security citing the long distance of five kilometers they covered to work every day as risky.

Plea ignored

The reports whoever, indicate that the Kenya police ignored the doctors’ plea to beef up their security prior to their abduction. a senior police office confirms that the doctors complained about the long distance they had to cover to work amidst insecurity.
The doctors had even requested to be moved to a residence much closer to their work station, all in vain.

Driven to Somalia

The doctors, who were accompanied by two police officers on Friday morning, were abducted after the officers got shot at. They were heading to their work stations and are believe d to have been abducted by al shaabab militants who drove them to the Somalia side of the border.

The government, through the national police service confirmed the abductions and committed to find the cuban doctors.

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