Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Protests, Putin & Prosecutions

Read more

THE DEBATE

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption protests (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption (part 2)

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Jamiroquai, Nelly Furtado & jazz singer China Moses

Read more

FOCUS

French presidential election: What attracts young voters to the far right?

Read more

EUROPE NOW

Italy challenged by populism

Read more

EUROPE NOW

60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome: What's to celebrate?

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

How traffickers lie to migrants wanting to go to Europe; and the gold rush polluting rivers in Ivory Coast

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Startled startups flee UK ahead of Brexit

Read more

Africa

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

Text by News Wires

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

  • KENYA

    Frenchwoman's kidnappers reach Somalia after shootout

    Read more

COMMENT(S)