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Judith Tebbutt described her ordeal after her release

Judith Tebbutt spoke about her ordeal after her release from capitivity. Credit: ITV News

In March 2012, Judith Tebbutt spoke of her relief after being released by her captors following her kidnap in a raid in which her husband David was killed.

She said at the time: "I'm very relieved to have been released. Seven months is a long time and under the circumstances, with my husband passing away, made it harder."

Met 'committed' to ongoing Tebbutt investigation

A team of officers from the Metropolitan Police travelled to Kenya shortly after the murder of David Tebbutt and kidnap of his wife Judith to support the local police investigation.

During inquiries, footprints found on the beach after Mrs Tebbut's abduction were matched to shoes worn by a man when he was arrested shortly after the incident.

Judith Tebbutt pictured on her way to board a plane after her release in March 2012.

Ali Babitu Kololo has received the death penalty after being found guilty of robbery with violence at court in Kenya.

Commander Richard Walton, head of the Counter Terrorism Command, said: "Kololo played a key role in this murder and kidnap bringing the attackers to the resort and helping them search for victims.

"The Kenyan investigation remains on-going and we are committed to helping them bring David's killers and those who put Judith through such a long ordeal to justice."


'Positive development' in Kenya kidnap and murder case

We welcome efforts by the Kenyan authorities to bring those responsible for the kidnap of Judith Tebbutt and the murder of her husband, David, to justice.

Today’s news that Ali Babitu Kololo has been found guilty of robbery with violence and kidnap is a positive development, but of course the wider Kenyan investigations continue.

– A Foreign Office spokesman

Mr Kololo has been sentenced to death which the UK opposes in all circumstances but he is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison as Kenya stopped public executions in 1987.

Man sentenced for his role in attack on British tourists

A man has been sentenced to death for his role in helping with the kidnap of British tourist Judith Tebbutt during an attack in which her husband David was killed in Kenya.

Ali Babitu Kololo was found guilty of robbery with violence and kidnapping in relation to the raid at a remote resort close to the border with Somalia in September 2011.

Ali Babitu Kololo was convicted at a Kenyan court.

David Tebbutt was shot and killed and Judith was abducted and taken to Somalia where she was held for over six months before being released.

Judith Tebbutt pictured after her release after six month of captivity in Somalia. Credit: ITV News


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