Judith Tebbutt, whose husband was murdered after a gang of intruders stormed their beachfront resort, spoke for the first time in detail about her kidnap terror during the trial of a man charged over the attack.
The social worker, 57, appeared in a Kenyan court via video link from the UK and relived the moment she was taken from the remote Kiwayu Safari Village.
Mrs Tebbutt, from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, had arrived at the safari village with husband David, 58, after visiting the Masai Mara game reserve last September. They were the resort's only guests.
It was reported the Briton told the court she woke on the night of the raid to find several intruders inside the grass-woven hut where she was sleeping. Mrs Tebbutt revealed she heard her husband shouting and saw him grappling with a member of the gang as she was dragged from the room, it was said.
She was then forced to run along the beach and was hit on the back of the head with a rifle before being bundled into a boat, according to reports from the trial of Kenyan national Ali Babitu Kololo, 25 – the only man who has been charged in connection with the attack.