A Belfast newspaper reports that the woman who tried to cross the Kenyan border into Somalia yesterday, showing Italian identity documents in the name of Maria Mira Martinez and claiming to work for a Northern Ireland charity, was Lewthwaite. She disappeared after immigration officials refused to let her pass. The charity denies employing anyone by that name or knowing anything about the story. A Kenyan army spokesman says a team of detectives is investigating the woman’s identity, and if it was the White Widow, why she wanted to visit a Kenyan military installation in Somalia.
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