Three Kenyans have been evacuated from Afghanistan, while nine remain stranded in the country following the Taliban’s seizure of power on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said, in a statement.
The 12 worked for international organisations – including the World Bank and the International Rescue Committee.
Kenya had no diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, and had urged the organisations which employed the 12 to evacuate them as a matter of urgency, the statement said.
“One, working for the International Development Law Organization, arrived back to Kenya on Wednesday, while two, working for Action Contre la Faim, have been evacuated. They are expected back home tonight,” it added.