A British woman, who was kidnapped from an island resort on the Kenyan coast, has given evidence at the trial today.
Judith Tebbutt is likely to be interviewed by Scotland Yard detectives when she returns to the UK
Judith Tebbutt is under British consular care in Nairobi after being released from more than six months in captivity with Somali pirates
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."
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.
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."
– A Foreign Office spokesman
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than six months after being seized by Somali pirates, Judith Tebbutt has arrived back in Britain.
The 57-year-old was released after a ransom of £800,000 was reportedly paid.
She was seized from the remote Kiwayu Safari Village in Kenya last September by a gang who killed her husband David.
Judith Tebbutt has flown back to Britain after being released by Somali pirates who kidnapped her and killed her husband at a resort in Kenya last September.
Adjoa Anyimadu, Africa specialist research assistant at Chatham House has said that the ransom demands over British holidaymakers in Somalia have risen significantly over the years, as the temptation to earn money at any cost is 'very clear'.
British hostage Judith Tebbutt is expected to arrive home to the UK today after her release from Somali pirates yesterday.