Canadian kidnapped in Kenya: official
A Canadian citizen has been kidnapped after dropping his child off at school in Kenya's capital Nairobi, according to a Kenyan police official.
The officer said Friday the man works for an aid organization and was taken Wednesday near the International School. The official said a ransom was demanded.
Ross Hynes, Canada's ambassador, said the embassy is investigating.
A Department of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman in Ottawa said the department is aware of media reports about a missing Canadian.
Lisa Monette said the department is looking into the circumstances of the disappearance and consular assistance is being provided to the family.
Last year Kenya was hit by a kidnapping epidemic. Most victims were Kenyans who were released after a ransom was paid using mobile telephone transfer. Only a few victims were foreigners.