The London Telegraph
Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for Samantha Lewthwaite, the Briton dubbed the "White Widow," at the request of Kenya, labeling her a "danger" to the world.
The international police body has issued a so-called "red notice" to 190 countries to make them "aware of the danger posed by this woman."
The move, which came at the request of the Kenyan authorities, will add to the suspicions over whether Lewthwaite, 29, was involved in the Westgate shopping center attack in Nairobi.
Interpol said the red notice would "activate a global tripwire for this fugitive" for information on her whereabouts.
Both the Kenyan and British authorities have been unable to rule out whether Lewthwaite was involved in the terror atrocity at the weekend.
Survivors of the outrage have talked about seeing a "pale skinned woman" among the attackers.
Lewthwaite is already wanted by the Kenyans after being suspected of being part of a terror plot to target tourist spots in 2011.
She has been on the run since then and has earned her nickname because she is the widow of 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay whose bomb killed 26 people on a London tube in 2005.
Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said: "By requesting an INTERPOL Red Notice, Kenya has activated a global 'tripwire' for this fugitive," said.
"Through the INTERPOL Red Notice, Kenyan authorities have ensured that all 190 member countries are aware of the danger posed by this woman, not just across the region but also worldwide."
Mr. Noble said the publication of the Red Notice for Samantha Lewthwaite meant that the public could also play a crucial role in providing information to law enforcement to help identify and locate her.
With Lewthwaite previously only wanted at the national level for alleged possession of a fraudulently obtained South African passport, Mr. Noble said this case underlined the 'invisible threat' posed by terrorists and criminals travelling internationally using illicit passports.
"Every year hundreds of millions of individuals are boarding international transport and crossing borders without having the authenticity of their travel or identity document checked. This dramatically compromises our ability to effectively screen and identify at airports and land crossings those individuals who could be suspected criminals and terrorists," he said.
The notice came as Britain revised down the number of Britons killed in the Nairobi shopping mall attack from six to five, saying one of those previously identified was Kenyan.
"We can now confirm that on present information five British nationals have been killed in the recent terror attacks in Nairobi," a spokesman for the Foreign Office said.
"One individual previously thought to be British is a Kenyan national. Our thoughts are with his family and with the friends and family of all of those who have died during this difficult time."
South Africa's government said Lewthwaite gained a South African passport under an assumed identity before it was cancelled in 2011, according to the country's government.
Lewthwaite used the alias Natalie Faye Webb to get the passport, which was last used in February 2011.
The South African passport was "fraudulently acquired" Naledi Pandor, the home affairs minister, said, rejecting accusations that South Africa had unwittingly harbored an international terror suspect.
"No we are not, no government intentionally provides cover, I hope, for terrorist groups, and it is certainly not the practice of the government or security forces of South Africa."
She added that the Kenyan government had not yet contacted the South African government regarding the Westgate mall attack or Lewthwaite's possible involvement.
"There has been no contact from the government or police or security services of Kenya indicating that a South African passport was used.
"I am not aware that the investigation is at a point where militants have been identified."
The passport was issued in the city of Durban.
The minister said it was not clear if Lewthwaite lived in South Africa, but she pointed to media reports suggesting that was the case.
A local terror expert and academic said earlier this week that Lewthwaite regularly travels to South Africa and stayed in South Asian suburbs of Johannesburg earlier this year.
Credit records show Natalie Faye Webb had at least three addresses in Johannesburg and ran up debts of $8,600 (6,400 euros).
Residents at the addresses denied Lewthwaite had lived there and could not remember having seen her.
The 29-year-old Muslim convert was nicknamed the "White Widow" because her husband was among the 2005 London suicide bombers who killed more than 50 people.
There has been widespread media speculation over her possible role in Nairobi's deadly mall siege after Kenya's foreign minister said a British woman was among the Islamist Al-Shabbab attackers.
President Uhuru Kenyatta later said the reports could not be confirmed.
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