A British woman kidnapped from a resort island on the Kenyan coast did not know that her husband had been killed for another two weeks.
That and other details of Judith Tebbutt's psychological ordeal were revealed today after she was freed following more than six months in captivity. A ransom was reportedly raised by relatives.
Our Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo sent this report from Nairobi in Kenya.
The 56-year-old was snatched from the remote Kiwayu Safari Village, close to the border with Somalia, last September by a gang who killed her husband David, 58.
She said in a separate video broadcast by the BBC that she learned of her husband's death through her son:
Mrs Tebbutt was seen running to board a plane from Adadi airport and arrived in Nairobi a short time later where she will stay in a 'place of safety' in the city, according to The Foreign Office. Foreign Secretary William Hague released a statement welcoming her release.
Her husband David Tebbutt was shot when a gang raided the couple's beach cottage in the early-hours attack.
Mrs Tebbutt, believed to be deaf and to wear twin hearing aids, is said to have been bundled into a boat which sped away from the isolated island resort.
The gang were at one point thought to be from al Qaida-linked insurgent group al Shabab, which holds much of southern Somalia, though there were also reports that the attack was carried out by pirates.
ITV News's Africa Correspondent, Martin Geissler has written how they are unlikely to face justice.
Mrs Tebbutt's mother Gladys Atkinson, 90, from Ulverston, Cumbria has spoken to ITV News and expressed her delight at the news of her dauther's release.
Judith's family told Stephen Douglas they couldn't believe their ordeal was finally over.
Mrs Tebbutt will meet her son, Oliver, in Nairobi, where she will stay before flying back to the UK.
Tonight the Foreign Office released a statement on her behalf.