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Death penalty for man who killed British tourist

A man has been sentenced to death for the 2011 killing of a British tourist who was shot dead and his wife kidnapped by Somali gunmen at an island resort on the Kenya coast.

Kenyan magistrate Johnstone Munguti found Kenyan Ali Babitu Kololo guilty of the murder of David Tebbutt, 58. Mr Tebbutt's wife Judith, 56, was abducted and taken to Somalia and held by pirates before being released after six months.

Mr Munguti also sentenced Kololo to seven years for the wife's kidnapping.

The incident in September 2011 was among a string of abductions by Somali gunmen along the Kenya-Somali border. Kenya's military cited those attacks as the reason it sent troops into Somalia to fight the Islamic extremists of al-Shabab.

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