Two arrested in Kenya over British deaths

Monday, 26 October 2009 12:00 AM

British tourists killed in Kenya

British tourists killed in Kenya

Kenya police have confirmed there have been two arrests following the murder of two British tourists in the country earlier this month.

The couple - identified earlier as 67-year-old Rita Joel and her husband, Norman Joel, 70 - were murdered in the eastern coastal city of Mombasa during an apparent attempted robbery.

Married for 20 years and from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, the pair were stabbed according to local reports.

The deaths of the British couple were reported to High Commission in Nairobi October 15th, with post-mortem completed, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

Foreign Office advice for travellers heading to Kenya warns: "Muggings and armed attacks by gangs can occur at any time, particularly in Nairobi and Mombasa.

"Avoid walking around after dark as attacks can occur anywhere, but especially in isolated areas such as empty beaches." staff.

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