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Death penalty in Kenya tourist case

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Ali Babitu Kololo in handcuffs being escorted by policeKololo was arrested in 2011 shortly after the kidnapping and murder

A Kenyan court has found a former hotel worker guilty of being part of a gang which murdered a British tourist in 2011 before holding his wife hostage.

David Tebbutt, 58, from Hertfordshire, was shot at the couple's villa at a remote resort north of Lamu island.

Judith Tebbutt was taken to Somalia where she was held by pirates before being released in March last year.

The Met Police, which helped the Kenyan probe, said Ali Babitu Kololo, 27, was found guilty of robbery with violence.

Kololo, who was sacked from his job at the resort several months before the attack, was said to have guided the kidnappers to the Tebbutts' location.

He pleaded not guilty at his trial held in the town of Lamu.

The Met Police said a small team of counter-terrorism officers travelled to Kenya shortly after the murder and kidnap to support the local police investigation.

The investigation matched footprints found on the beach to the shoes worn by Kololo when he was arrested shortly after the incident.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We welcome efforts by the Kenyan authorities to bring those responsible for the kidnap of Judith Tebbutt and the murder of her husband, David, to justice.

"Today's news that Ali Babitu Kololo has been found guilty of robbery with violence is a positive development, but the wider Kenya investigations continue."

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