Kidnapping and Murder

Lamu Archipelago, Kenya


Kenya     Photo: Simon Maina/Getty

PR Challenge: Two European visitors were snatched and a third killed by Somali pirates on the coastal resort archipelago of Lamu in the fall of last year.

In the Hot Seat: Federico Moccia, owner of the Majilis Resort, which sits on the ­island where one of the visitors was kidnapped

The Spin: “Things have fallen off completely. But the ­Kenyan navy is patrolling the archi­pelago, and soldiers patrol the beach every night. We doubled our own security to eight armed guards who work around the clock. We’re looking at the last quarter of 2012 for things to get back to normal.”

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