Kenyan detectives to interview Julie Ward witness

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Kenyan detectives have travelled to Denmark to interview a man who says he witnessed the murder of British tourist Julie Ward on a safari park eight years ago. A fresh investigation into the killing was launched by President Daniel arap Moi in March this year, after the initial police inquiry was discredited.

The investigators will talk to former Kenyan policeman Valentine Kodipo, who fled Africa after naming three government officials he says killed Julie. He is now living in Denmark, having claimed refugee status on the grounds that Kenyan government figures might persecute him for having implicated them in the murder. Julie's father, John Ward, has campaigned for her killer to be brought to justice since the discovery of parts of her body in the Masai Mara game reserve a week after she disappeared in September 1988.