Gov’t recalls Cuban doctors based in Garissa, Wajir, Lamu counties

Gov’t recalls Cuban doctors based in Garissa, Wajir, Lamu counties

Cuban doctors who had been posted to hospitals in Gaissa, Wajir, Lamu and Tana River Counties have been recalled back to Nairobi due to security concerns.

Four Cuban doctors who had been posted to hospitals in Lamu and Tana River counties arrived in Nairobi on Monday morning.

Two of the doctors — Dennis (family medicine doctor) and his colleague Liliana Kaso (orthopedic surgeon) — had been posted at the King Fahad Hospital in Lamu while the other two were at Hola District Hospital, Tana River.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Tana River police boss Michale Koni said the doctors were recalled back to the country’s capital following the recent abduction of two Cuban doctors in Mandera.

Doctors Landy Rodriguez (a surgeon) and Herera Correa (general practitioner) were on Friday abducted in Mandera town by alleged Al-Shabaab insurgents.

According to Police Spokesman Charles Owino, the two doctors were abducted and their bodyguard killed while on their way to work.

Medical personnel in Kilifi County have since demanded security to be beefed up in health facilities following the incident.