British couple freed by pirates arrives in Kenya


A plane carrying British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler landed in the Kenyan capital after their release from captivity by Somali pirates.

“They have landed safely at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where we have handed them over to the British High Commission,” Ahmed Ali, one of the negotiators who organised the Chandlers’ flight from Somalia, told Reuters by telephone, Reuters reports.

Somali pirates kidnapped the retired couple on October 23 last year after hijacking their 38-foot yacht Lynn Rival in the Indian Ocean off the Seychelles.
“I confirm that Paul and Rachel Chandler have reached a “place of safety …” Richard Neylon, a lawyer for the Chandler family, said in a statement.