British 'White Widow' may be linked to attack
Intelligence services are investigating whether the suspected "white widow" terrorist, Samantha Lewthwaite, was involved in the Nairobi attack.
Lewthwaite, the British widow of the July 7 bomber, Germaine Lindsay, right, is already suspected of plotting to attack venues popular with Westerners in Kenya and is in hiding. She was accused of being part of a terrorist cell that allegedly involved other Britons and has been linked with the terrorist group al-Shabaab.
Concerns over her possible involvement grew last night amid reports that at least one of the attackers was a woman.
Security sources said there was no intelligence to suggest she was among the attackers but it could not be "completely discounted" yet.
Kenya has had a long struggle against terrorism because of its border with Somalia, the stronghold of al-Shabaab. The Nairobi attack is the latest in a series to involve Britons as victims or suspects. As a result, Britain and Kenya's security and intelligence services have strong links.
Lewthwaite evaded Kenyan authorities after she was accused of being involved in a cell that planned to attack a hotel or a shopping mall in 2011.