Britons recover after holiday stabbing in Kenya

 

A British woman stabbed in a bizarre, unprovoked attack while on holiday in Kenya is making a good recovery, her husband said today.

Mrs Lisa Seaman (32) survived a gruesome spree in which a German man stabbed a Swiss tourist to death, and injured another British woman before later disembowelling himself.

Mr Mark Seaman (31) said his wife was "fine" and that he hoped she could leave hospital in about a week.

Mrs Seaman was stabbed as she and her husband walked back to their hotel room at the Tropical Resort in Malindi, 35 miles north of Mombasa, on Saturday.

They were returning from an afternoon sunbathing when they were approached by German tourist Olaf Klinkusch, who pulled a knife from his bag and stabbed Mrs Seaman in the stomach.

The couple were married last Wednesday in a beachfront ceremony at the hotel and were enjoying their honeymoon at the Indian Ocean resort.

Earlier, Mr Klinkusch stabbed to death a Swiss man, Mr Hugo Meischerhaus, after he went the assistance of Briton Ms Christel Blubau, who was also stabbed.

Doctors said Ms Blubau's injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

German media today said Mr Klinkusch, who was reportedly in a drunken state during his spree, later fled to a beach storeroom where he stabbed himself in the throat and repeatedly in the stomach. He then pulled out his intestines and cut them off.

Agencies