Briton killed, wife kidnapped in Kenya

2011-09-11 15:42

Nairobi - A Nairobi-based diplomat says armed men have killed a British man and kidnapped his wife from a beach resort in northern Kenya.

The diplomat said on Sunday that the attackers broke into their accommodation at the resort about 50km north of the island resort of Lamu, which is off Kenya's coast and near the border with lawless Somalia.

He says they killed the man and kidnapped his wife overnight on Saturday. He declined to give further details.

He spoke on condition of anonymity.

Attacks on tourists are unusual in Kenya, which is popular for its safari vacations and pristine beaches.

  • BOFFINBOB_UNBANNED - 2011-09-11 16:06

    Condolances....All we ever seem to be doing is passing on our condolances.

  • OZNOB - 2011-09-11 16:18

    THAT ought to kill their tourism - condolances to the family concerned

      FFS - 2011-09-13 14:27

      Only until it becomes so common that it is no longer reported in the news.....just like in SA.

  • pistolpete - 2011-09-11 18:57

    This is exactly why I will not pay a cent towards relief work in Somalia. I know it is the poor people who are dying, but they know who these bandits are and don't do anything. Bleeding hearts will not sort out this problem, only the people of Somalia can. Isn't it amazing how many countries run by the "peaceful" cult are such hell holes?

      daaivark - 2011-09-12 07:35

      So this is the work of the starving millions of refugees? Grow a brain, you insensitive knuckle.

      pistolpete - 2011-09-12 10:59

      @daaivark try reading what I said before you make rediculous comments or did you also fail woodwork?

  • Libertadores - 2011-09-11 20:49

    Mau Mau, you will not get any sympathy from me. Your corrupt government is killing Libyans as we speak.

      Anton - 2011-09-11 21:01

      Libertadores, You are so full of hatred, that you don't seem to care if this would harm Kenya's main industry, tourism You are an enemy of Africa!!!

  • NZdreamer - 2011-09-11 21:40

    Well hello Anton, let me tell you this....if this had happened to one of my beloved family members, AFRICA WOULD BE MY WORST ENEMY!!!!!! Who the hell cares about tourism at a time like that. Shows us, your family obviously do not come first in your life with a comment like backward moron!! Yes, let's all support Countries that murder and kidnap innocent people, especially those WHO are supporting the tourism in the first place....just fantastic mentality indeed!

      Anton - 2011-09-12 07:15

      NZdreamer, "Shows us, your family obviously do not come first in your life with a comment like that....." That is so odd, you direct this to me!!!! I was responding to a comment made by Libertadores, who is so full of himself , that he thinks it is his duty to spew out his hatred on anything Western 24/7. We are continuously bombarded with his half baked pseudo intellectual BS. His reaction to this tragedy was; Because you are British and your government has been supporting the oppostion in Libya, I don't give a damn what happened to these people. A comment like this, can only be made by someone who is blinded by racism and hatred. And off course this is a tragedy for the families involved,and it is hoped that the woman will be found soonest, unharmed. But this is also a tragedy for the tens of thousands of Kenyans, whose livelihood depends on the tourist trade. I stand by the comment I made, although it would have been better if my 7th word would have read "and" instead of "that" And in future if you disagree with someone, show a bit of decency, and don't call that person, a "backward moron" Thank you

      daaivark - 2011-09-12 07:37

      NZdreamer. You need to wake up a little. You misinterpret Anton completely.

  • jen - 2011-09-12 12:36

    You guys do not have a clue.

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