Irish-born terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the White Widow, is wanted for seven murders in Kenya according to new reports.
The Daily Mirror reports that security forces in the African state believe Lewthwaite has become a volatile maniac, leaving a trail of death and destruction in a bloody revenge campaign against those who cross her.
She is now wanted for seven murders including the executions of two radical Muslim clerics and two respected Protestant pastors according to police.
They believe she ordered the murders of four religious leaders in Kenya and three others linked to her al-Shabaab terror group.
Kenyan anti-terror police have named Lewthwaite as the chief suspect in the murder of Protestant pastors Charles Matole and Ebrahim Kidata.
She is also wanted for the killings of radical Muslim clerics Aboud Rogo Mohammed and his successor Sheik Ibrahim Rogo after falling out with them.
Matole was shot in the head at his church in Mombasa. He was found on October 19 sitting in a chair still clutching his bible.
The report says security sources believe he was executed after mum of four Lewthwaite, 29, became ‘paranoid’ over his contacts with Kenyan intelligence officials.
The White Widow, linked with the recent Nairobi mall massacre, has also fallen foul of elders within al-Shabaab after demanding more control over its murderous activities and is locked in a power struggle according to the paper.
An intelligence source said: “Samantha Lewthwaite is fighting for greater control of al-Shabaab which is angering the organisation’s hierarchy.
“She has become paranoid and unreliable to the group after being on the run for so long. They believe her judgment is clouded and she could find herself out on her own very soon.”
East Kenya police commander Aggrey Adoli told the Daily Mirror that he fears Lewthwaite may be plotting even more bloodshed. He also understands that she has launched a huge drive to recruit young radical Muslims to her deadly cause.
Adoli said: “We believe Samantha Lewthwaite is behind these seven killings as well as a gang of others.
“We believe she is involved in the recruitment of jihadists and propagation of al-Shabaab and al-Qaeda activities in the country with other like minded individuals. Once we apprehend Samantha Lewthwaite she’ll have a lot of questions to answer.
“She is without a doubt an incredible threat to national and international security. We are working round the clock to bring her in to stop her causing more carnage.”
“She is wanted on charges of “murder and inciting Muslim youths to violence.”
Lewthwaite is believed to be hiding in Somalia. Adoli said: “We are doing our best investigating the murders and call on those with evidence to come forward.”