The mother of Thomas Evans, the British national who was killed among Al-shabaab militants who attempted to attack a military base in Lamu, says she felt let down by the authorities.
In an interview with BBC, Sally Evans said her 25-year-old son could have been stopped from travelling to Egypt if the British government had done enough. “If they had suspicions, why didn’t they involve me? We could have worked together to save him and I wouldn’t be in this situation now,” she said.
Ms Evans added that she learnt of her son’s death when a journalist contacted her, while her other son Michael Evans said he saw photos of his slain brother on twitter.
The mother of two said his son had been barred by police from travelling to Kenya in 2011, months after he converted to Islam and adopted the name Abdul Hakim.