Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has assured the public of their security following the abduction of two Cuban doctors by suspected Al-Shabaab militia last week.

Speaking during an interview on NTV on Monday, Matiang’i said that police have mounted a rescue operation to ensure that the doctors are rescued from the hands of the terror group. 

The abducted doctors Landy Rodriguez (surgeon) and Herera Correa (physician) whereabouts remain unknown amid the operation to arrest the culprits. 

“Of course we have right now an intense operation going on to rescue the Cuban doctors. Every effort is being made to locate and rescue the Cuban doctors but that doesn’t mean there is serious insecurity to worry about. The country remains safe and I would like to take this opportunity to assure all Kenyans that our country is safe,” he said.

His remarks come after the driver of the two Cuban doctors was arraigned in court on Monday.

The driver, Isaack Ibrein Robow, appeared before Milimani Court Resident Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe to give more information on the disappearance of the doctors.

The court directed police to hold him for 15 more days pending investigations into the incident that has caused panic in counties bordering Somalia.