Right-wing extremists, no doubt. “Kenya: Pair Arrested By Anti-Terror Police,” from Sky News, November 27 (thanks to Kenneth):
The Foreign Office is investigating reports that two British citizens have been arrested by anti-terror police in Kenya.
Sky News sources believe one of the suspects was from Britain and that the pair may have been carrying hand grenades.
They were detained in Diani, a beach resort on the country’s south coast.
A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We’re looking into reports of two British nationals detained in Kenya.
“We stand ready to offer consular assistance.”
The reason for the arrests was not immediately clear.
They come two months after the Westgate shopping mall siege in the capital Nairobi in which 67 people, including six Britons were killed.
Earlier this month four men appeared in a Nairobi court charged with “supporting a terrorist group” in connection with the attack in September.
The Somali-based rebel group al Shabaab has said it was behind the siege, which lasted four days.
Claims that a woman was involved has prompted speculation it was British-born Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of a 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay.
Interpol issued a warrant for her arrest shortly after the massacre for terrorist offences in Mombasa, just along the coast from Diani, dating back to 2011.
Lewthwaite, who has two children by Lindsay and has been dubbed the ‘White Widow’, is also wanted in connection with seven murders in Kenya.
The 29-year-old is a member of al Shabaab and has been described by Kenyan security officials as an “incredible threat”.