THREE KENYAN DRIVERS AMONG 24 KIDNAPPED BY REBELS IN THE DRC

NAIROBI, Three Kenyan truck drivers are among the 24 who have been kidnapped by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here has confirmed. The other 21 are Tanzanian nationals.

The truck drivers were kidnapped by the Mai Mai militia group as they were heading to the Namoya gold mine in the DRC while driving trucks belonging to two Tanzania-registered companies.

In confirming the incident, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said it was working with the Kenyan Embassy in the DRC to secure the release of the drivers.

The head of Media Relations in the Ministry said Kenya was working with the Tanzanian authorities to secure the release of the 24 captives.

The Mai Mai militia group has clashed repeatedly with the Congolese army. In September 2016, the group abducted eight drivers and burnt four Tanzanian trucks in South Kivu Province in the eastern DRC.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK