In this August 2018 file photo, Italian volunteer Silvia Costanza Romano, left, poses with local resident Ronald Kazungu Ngala, 19, in the village of Chakama, in coastal Kilifi county, Kenya. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has announced that an Italian aid worker kidnapped in late 2018 while she was working in Kenya has been freed. Conte tweeted Saturday: “Silvia Romano has been freed. Thanks to the men and women of the foreign intelligence services. Silvia, we’re waiting for you in Italy!” (AP Photo, File)
Italian govt hails release of volunteer kidnapped in Kenya
Officials in Italy say an Italian aid worker who was kidnapped in Kenya in late 2018 has been freed in Somalia
An Italian woman who was kidnapped in Kenya while volunteering as an aid worker has been freed in Somalia after an 18-month ordeal, Italian officials said Saturday.
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte hailed the release of Silvia Romano, who was a 23-year-old volunteer with the Italy-based humanitarian group Africa Milele when she was abducted in the coastal trading center of Chakama in November 2018.
“Thanks to the men and women of the foreign intelligence services,” Conte tweeted. “Silvia, we’re waiting for you in Italy!”READ MORE