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Guard held over Kenya kidnapping

Authorities in Kenya have arrested a security guard in connection with the kidnapping of a disabled Frenchwoman by militants from Somalia.

The Frenchwoman was taken from her home near the resort town of Lamu by militants from Somalia.

Kenyan authorities gave chase but the government said the militants escaped into Somalia with the woman.

A top police official on the Kenyan coast, Ambrose Munyasia, said that Mzee Aboudi had been arrested.

He is the security guard who first called for aid after a group of 10 armed men attacked the Frenchwoman's house.

The government blamed the early morning attack on the militant group al-Shabab.

The kidnapping came less than a month after a British man, David Tebbutt, 58, was murdered and his wife, Judith, 56, kidnapped by armed gunmen at a resort near Lamu.

Mrs Tebbutt is still missing.


From Belfast Telegraph