Govt denies paying ransom to al shabaab
01 August 2013, 18:00
Nairobi - Cabinet secretary for interior and coordination of national government Joseph Ole Lenku has denied claims that the government paid a ransom for the release of two government officials abducted by al shabaab.
Ole Lenku has said that Yesse Mule and Fredrick Irungu's release was due to negotiations by communities of Northern Kenya and their neighbours in somalia.
Speaking during the reunion of the two officers with their families at Harambee House, Ole Lenku said that the two officers will proceed on paid leave and undergo counseling in order to fully recover from trauma.
"The officers will be given the opportunity to choose the stations they wish to continue serving the country from," added Lenku.
The officers were abducted on Thursday the 11th of January in 2012 and released on Sunday the 28th of July in 2013.
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