UK tourist describes kidnap in Kenya
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:41a.m.
A British tourist has described to a court in Kenya the terrifying events of the night when her husband was killed when they were kidnapped from a resort.
Over a grainy video-link, Judith Tebbutt spoke face-to-face with the man accused of her kidnap and described the gang of Somali pirates who took her.
Judith Tebbutt said she did not recognise the hotel worker, Ali Babatu Kolola, in the dock.
Mrs Tebbutt was released in March - seven months after she was snatched and her husband killed.
In court documents, she describes that night and how they had just arrived at their secluded beach hut in the otherwise empty resort.
"We...started off sleeping holding hands, we always did that. When we got into bed we were pretty tired and David turned off the lights," she said. "The next thing I was aware of was that the lights were on and I heard David and he must've been shouting, because I didn't have my hearing aids in."
But David had been killed. Judith was taken into a boat and north towards Somalia.
"I remember being pulled through the mosquito net. One man was on my left hand side and one man was on my right hand side holding the tops of my arms very tightly," she said.
"I stumbled and was pulled up by my hair, but I was able to reach back and I scratched a hand or something. I got hit in the lower back by what I assumed was the butt of a rifle."
Days later a former worker at the beach resort, Ali Babatu Kolola, was arrested.
Several men are still wanted and British investigators are helping with the hunt. 3 News
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