On Saturday a Kenyan woman, Louis Njoki, held for several years by Somali pirates was rescued by special forces in Galmudug, Somalia. Two other Kenyans, George Macharia Mburu and George Macharia Njoki, remain captive.

From the Anadolou Agency

Kenyan woman abducted by Somali pirates rescued

A Kenyan woman held captive by Somali pirates for nearly three years was rescued by special forces from Somalia’s Galmudug State in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Local media reports from Somalia indicate that the Dahir Farah, Galmudug’s deputy information minister, confirmed the operation to free Louis Njoki.

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From the Star

Kenyan woman rescued from Somali pirates after 3-year captivity

“It was well-coordinated operation where they managed to rescue her. Shots were fired during the raid, but it’s not clear if they were any casualties,” said East African Seafarers coordinator Andrew Mwangura.

Mwangura said Njoki is currently undergoing treatment.

Njoki was captured along with her partner James Kuria while delivering medicine in the country in 2014.

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