Samantha Lewthwaite

Samantha Lewthwaite

A photo of Samantha Lewthwaite taken from her fake South African passport released by Kenyan police in December 2011. Samantha Lewthwaite, nicknamed ‘The white widow’, widow of suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay, who blew himself up on a London Underground train on July 7, 2005, killing 26 people, may be among the members of the terrorist cell behind the Nairobi mall massacre. Officials have given contradictory statements. Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed has said a British woman was in the attack, telling the US public broadcaster PBS that “she has, I think, done this many times before”. But Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku had earlier denied that any of the insurgents were women, although noting that some male attackers “had dressed like women.”-/AFP/Getty Images