MARCH 21 2012 19:29h
Briton kidnapped in Kenya released
After her relatives paid a ransom, Judith Tebbutt, 56, of Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, was flown to Nairobi, the BBC reported.
Tebbutt's husband, David, 58, was shot Sept. 11 by six gunmen in a thatched cottage in Kiwayu Safari Village, a resort on the Kenyan coastline north of Lamu Island, police said.
David Tebbutt, who worked for a publishing company, may have tried to resist the gunmen, police said.
Judith Tebbutt was taken away in a speedboat, possibly by Somali pirates, after her husband was killed, the BBC said.
A spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed the release and said British officials had met regularly with Tebbutt's family but did not pay ransom.
The BBC said a private security company had secured Tebbutt's release, but it remained unclear how much money was involved.
"I'm very relieved to have been released. â€¦ Under the circumstances, with my husband passing away, it made it harder," said Tebbutt, a social worker.
NAIROBI, Kenya, March 21 (UPI) -- A British woman kidnapped in September at a luxury Kenyan resort by gunmen who killed her husband has been released, officials said.