Friday, January 13, 2006

WILDLIFE FILM MAKER IN KENYA MURDERED!

British filmmaker killed in Kenya.

Kenyan police are hunting the killers of British filmmaker and naturalist Joan Root, who was killed in an attack on her home in Naivasha. They say she was shot three times in her bed by an intruder armed with an AK-47 rifle during an apparent robbery. This is the latest in a series of attacks on farmers and descendants of white settlers in the Naivasha area. Joan Root collaborated with her husband Alan Root in making of many celebrated films about African wildlife.

A guard at her home, some 90km from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, had reported seeing two people breaking into the residence in the early hours of Friday morning. Police say they have started a manhunt with dogs to track down the two intruders who escaped into the night. They said nothing appeared have to have been taken during the attack and the motive was not known. Naivasha police chief Simon Kiragu said: "We are trying to determine whether this was an assassination or a robbery gone sour."

BBC NEWS REPORT.

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