Interpol issues alert for 'white widow' sought in Kenya

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 26, 2013 10:39 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - International police agency Interpol said on Thursday it had issued an internationally wanted persons alert for Samantha Lewthwaite, a British citizen dubbed the "white widow", at the request of Kenya.

The announcement of Interpol's so-called "red alert" made no mention of the siege of a Nairobi shopping mall by Islamists from Somalia's al Shabaab movement, in which British police have cited Lewthwaite as a possible suspect.

Interpol said Lewthwaite is wanted by Kenya on charges of possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony dating back to December 2011. It said she was also believed to use the alias 'Natalie Webb'.

(Reporting By Alexandria Sage; Editing by Paul Taylor)