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A British aid worker has been murdered in Kenya by an armed gang which hijacked his car and shot him, it emerged yesterday.

The body of Chris Morris, 41, was found by police yesterday dumped just over a mile from Kiganjo, about 150 miles north-east of the capital Nairobi. The married agriculture worker, who had worked for the British aid organisation Farm Africa for four years, had been shot once in the head. Sources said that he had been kidnapped by a gang led by Gerald Wambugu Munyeria, listed as one of Kenya's most wanted men. The gang had hijacked two other drivers as they made their way from Nairobi to Kiganjo. Mr Morris's car was found on Saturday abandoned in the Kampi Sita forest, a popular tourist site in central Kenya.

Police said yesterday that they had arrested two of the four gang members and were searching for the other two. A spokesman for the Foreign Office said that Mr Morris's family had asked for no details to be released and would not comment further.

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