Italian volunteer Silvia Constanca Romano, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen from Chakama in Kilifi County in November 2018, has been released.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced this on his official Twitter page on Saturday, thanking Italy’s intelligence services.
“Silvia Romano has been released. I thank the women and men of the external intelligence services. Silvia, we are waiting for you in Italy,” he wrote.
Ms Romano, a trained medical practitioner working with a non-governmental organisation known as African Milele Onlus, had been staying in a house in the area.
She was attacked on November 20 by gunmen who left five residents with bullet wounds.