World’s Most Wanted Female Terrorist Arrested In Nairobi


On Thursday, March 24, top world most wanted female terrorist, Samantha Lewthwaite popularly called the “White Widow” was allegedly arrested along Moi avenue, Nairobi, Kenya, in the company of two men. 

Samantha Lewthwaite was raised as a Christian, but converted to Islam at 17. She was the daughter of a former British soldier. She dropped out of her pursuit of a politics and religion degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. It was suspected that the tertiary institution was encouraging religious (Islamic) extremism.

Her spouse, Germaine Lindsay was the suicide bomber responsible for the 7/7 bomb explosion in London. He blew himself up in a train, killing about 26 people. Investigations proved that the white widow was an accomplice and was in communication with the ring leader of bombers in London. The female terrorist and collaborator has a history of marrying suicide bombers and top Islamic militants. She supports the group and their activities. She had once written a love poem to Osama Bin Laden.

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Samantha is an international most wanted terrorist who has been on the run for years. She is believed to be linked to several terror attacks in many countries including the 2013 Westgate siege which led to death of over 60 people, the Mombasa grenade attack amongst others. She has also been accused of training female terrorists in Syria and converting British females to Islam. The International Police has been on her trail ever since these discoveries.

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Samantha who is also accused of helping ISIL with their propaganda videos, was arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) officers. On very strong suspicion that she was the “white widow”, the residents of the Moi Avenue area, blocked a car that she was in and had earlier notified the authorities. She was found in the company of 2 other men in the car.

“We received calls from residents indicating that they suspected the woman was the White Widow. We could not take any chances,”– Directorate of Criminal Investigations

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This civilian ambush was prompted by the warning and speculation of a possible Al-shabab attack in Kenya. The female terrorist and the 2 men were taken to the Railways police station for interrogation. Later they were handed over to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit and are still in their custody.

According to the Police, the female terrorist claimed she had come in from the United States to visit a Facebook friend in Mandera. Debunking her claims is the discovery of her multiple fake passports. She has been in Africa since 2008 and it is believed that she is currently a leading member of the Al-shabab group in Somalia.