ICC Note: Two Kenyan police officers who were abducted by al-Shabaab more than two years ago have been released. According to reports, al-Shabaab spokesmen claimed that the police officers were freed after agreeing to convert to Islam. The policemen are said to be in good health, but experiencing trauma. Al-Shabaab is notorious for forays into Kenya, specifically targeting Christians, like they did on April 2nd when they attacked Garissa University, killing 148 people, mostly Christians. They have increased attacks since the commencement of the Muslim holiday month of Ramdan, and have promised to wage jihad against all non-Muslims during the holiday.
By Misbahu Bashir
7/10/15, Kenya (BBC) – Two Kenyan officers abducted by al-Shabab militants more than two years ago have been freed, police say.
Kenya’s police chief Joseph Boinnet says the men are in “good health but traumatised”, AFP news agency reports.
The officers were taken in an attack by the Islamist militants in north-eastern Garissa county in May 2013, close to the border with Somalia.
The Somalia-based group killed 148 people in an attack on Kenya’s Garissa University College in April.
The officers were released on 25 June, but news of the operation was only made public on Thursday.