December 9, 2013
Interpol issues alert for British 'white widow' sought in Kenya
International police agency Interpol said 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'.