Suspect Michael Adebolajo Held in Kenya in 2010 Amid Terror Training

Knife-wielding assailants attacked the British soldier in broad daylight, in what's being investigated as an ideologically motivated crime. 

Michael Adebolajo in Kenya in 2010 (BBC News)
Michael Adebolajo in Kenya in 2010 (BBC News)

UPDATED Sunday, May 26, 1:05 p.m. EDTBBC News reports that though Kenya originally denied it, the Foreign Office has confirmed that suspect Michael Adebolajo was arrested in Kenya in 2010. Adebolajo was believed to be training to fight with the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabab, which is connected to al-Qaeda, but was deported when authorities discovered he was British. Elsewhere on Sunday, a fourth suspect was arrested in connection with the grisly murder of soldier Lee Rigsby in London last week. Police have also arrested one man and detained two other men for their connection in the incident, writes the Guardian

UPDATED Thursday, May 23, 12:52 p.m. EDT: The Ministry of Defence released the name of the man killed in the London machete attack: Lee Rigby, a drummer with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, reports The BBC. The two suspects, who remain in the hospital for treatment of their injuries, are under arrest.

Drummer Rigby, 25, from Manchester, leaves behind a two-year-old son …

“An extremely popular and witty soldier, Drummer Rigby was a larger than life personality within the Corps of Drums and was well known, liked and respected across the Second Fusiliers,” the MoD statement said.

Commanding officer Lt Col Jim Taylor said of Drummer Rigby: “An experienced and talented side drummer and machine gunner, he was a true warrior and served with distinction in Afghanistan, Germany and Cyprus.”

On Thursday the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron spoke about the bloody incident outside of 10 Downing Street: 

“I think it reminds us how vulnerable we all are, but it also reminds us, by the response of the public, that we are not going to be cowed by this kind of terrorist action.”


A man reported to be a British soldier was killed and two others were shot in London on Wednesday in an attack that is being treated as an act of terrorism, NBC News reports.