Was July 7 bomber widow Samantha Lewthwaite among Kenya attackers?

Intelligence officers are trying to establish whether a white woman reported to be among three dead hostage-takers in Nairobi is the British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite.


Mike Pflanz and Aislinn Laing in Nairobi, Gordon Rayner and Tom Whitehead
The Telegraph [UK]
23 Sep 2013

A Kenyan intelligence officer and two soldiers each claimed that one of the al-Shabaab terrorists killed by the security forces in the Westgate shopping mall was a white female, contradicting official sources who insisted all the attackers were men.

Another Kenyan intelligence source said video footage showed a white woman among the terrorists. He said she was actively involved and was believed to be British. A shop owner also claimed that a white woman pointed a gun at one of her assistants.

The Foreign Office and British spy agencies have said they cannot rule out the possibility that Lewthwaite, the widow of the July 7 bomber Germaine Lindsay, was involved. A senior Whitehall source told The Daily Telegraph it was “likely” that a woman of non-African, and possibly Caucasian, descent will prove to have been among the killers.

Lewthwaite, 29, a Muslim convert who is already wanted in Kenya on terror charges, has been labelled the “white widow” because of her marriage to Lindsay, who blew up an Underground train at King’s Cross in 2005, killing 26 people. She has been on the run in East Africa for two years after allegedly plotting to attack Western targets in Kenya…


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H/T Pat Dollard





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