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Kenya seeks release of hostages by militia

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Kenya is making attempts to secure release of hostages abducted by the Somali extremist Al-Shabaab militia.But Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetangula refused to give details of the efforts saying it could jeopardise the safety of the four Kenyans and four foreigners seized by the militia in separate incidents since September last year.Mr Wetangula spoke soon after Al-Shabaab posted on its twitter pages photographs of two of its latest victims abducted in a brazen raid in Wajir County on Wednesday last week.The extremist group labelled the two, a district officer Edward Mule, 30, and a registration clerk with the Registrar of Persons Fredrick Irungu Wainaina, 56, as Prisoners of War.The group has previously been accused of abducting two Administration Police officers, two tourists and two aid workers.Mr Wetangula’s announcement came as the family of the abducted district officer, Mr Edward Mule, confirmed that it was his photograph posted by militia on twitter. Officials at the Ministry of Persons and Registration of Persons also confirmed Mr Wainaina’s identity.“We are making efforts to ensure they are set free by their captors. Click here