Government is working to secure release of Kenyan pilots captured in South Sudan

The government working to secure the release of the two Kenyan pilots being held in South Sudan after a plane crashed in the rebel-controlled Upper Nile state territory.

Foreign Affairs Communication Manager Edwin Limo says the abductors are demanding a Ksh20 million fine after the plane crash killed one person on the ground and a few animals.

The abductors, believed to be under the control of Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO), remain adamant that Captain Frank Njoroge and co-pilot Kennedy Shamalla would not be released unless the fine is paid.