SAMANTHA LEWTHWAITE The white widow AL-SHABAAB lady arrested in Nairobi
Police in Nairobi arrested a woman on Thursday who is believed to be the most wanted terror suspect, Samantha Lewthwaite.
A senior Anti Terror Police office said that they arrested the woman after city dwellers blocked a car the woman and two men were using along Moi Avenue, after suspecting that she was the ‘white widow’
Residents held the suspects hostage for a while as they waited for the police to arrive following an earlier warning that Al Shabaab militants were planning possible retaliatory attacks in Kenya.
The three were taken to Railways Police Station where they were interrogated for hours before being handed over to ATPU for further questioning.
Railways Station police boss, Kirimi Ringera, said that the woman claimed she had flown into the country from United States to visit her friend in Mandera.
An officer from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations confirmed the arrests saying that they acted swiftly following a call from the public.
Samantha is alleged to be the chief mastermind of the Westgate siege in 2013 that led to the death of over 60 people and dozens of others injured.