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Guard arrested in French woman's abduction, Kenyan authorities say

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Latest update : 2011-10-02

A security guard has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of an elderly disabled French woman from her home near the town of Lamu, Kenyan authorities said Sunday. Her abductors subsequently fled with her across the border to Somalia.

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

The Frenchwoman was taken Saturday 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 Sunday 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 Saturday’s early attack on the militant group al-Shabab. The kidnapping came less than a month after a British woman was kidnapped at a resort near Lamu.
 

Date created : 2011-10-02

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