The Italian lady who was kidnapped in Malindi by members of al-Shabaab is in Boni forest.  
Occurred in Malindi, Kenya on November 20, 2018, at 8:50 PM
Reported by anonymous via SMS on December 12, 2018, at 8:35 AM in Garsen, Kenya
Also heard by 2 other(s)

This rumour is probably true and is of low priority – here's why:
It is alleged that the kidnapped lady was taken from Malindi and according to preliminary police reports her movements were traced in Tana River with a few locals in the area claiming to have seen her in the hands of armed men. The operation to trace her is still ongoing and her whereabouts are still unclear.

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Location Reported by Via Date
Garsen, Kenya anonymous SMS 12-Dec-2018 @ 8:35 AM
Witu, Kenya anonymous SMS 10-Dec-2018 @ 5:40 PM
Ngao, Kenya anonymous SMS 10-Dec-2018 @ 11:55 AM

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