Interpol issues alert for ‘White Widow’ sought in Kenya

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The international police agency’s so-called “red alert” notice said Lewthwaite, 29, is wanted by Kenya on charges of  possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony  dating back to December 2011.
Lewthwaite, also believed to use the alias ’Natalie Webb’,  is the widow of Germaine Lindsay, one of the Islamist bombers  who carried out attacks on public transport in London in July  2005, and is thought to have left Britain several years ago.
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South African Interior Minister Naledi Pandor told a news  conference in Pretoria on Thursday that Lewthwaite had entered  South Africa in July 2008 with an illegal passport, which she  last used in February 2011.
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She is wanted in connection with an alleged plot to attack  luxury hotels and restaurants in Kenya.
British police have cited Lewthwaite as a possible suspect  in last week’s siege of a Nairobi shopping mall by Islamists  from Somalia’s al Shabaab movement.
Some witnesses said that women were among the attackers in  the four-day mall attack, which killed 67 people. But al Shabaab  denied on its Twitter feed using “our sisters” in its military  operations.
An Interpol spokesman declined to say when Kenya lodged its  request for the alert.
“Through the Interpol Red Notice, Kenyan authorities have  ensured that all 190 member countries are aware of the danger  posed by this woman, not just across the region but also  worldwide,” Interpol Secretary Ronald Noble said in a statement.

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