Retired British colonel killed in robbery while on trip to Kenya


A retired British Army colonel has been shot and killed during a robbery on holiday in Kenya, his family have said.

Colonel Edward Loden, who received the Military Cross (MC) for his actions during the Aden Emergency in 1967, was attacked at his son’s home in the capital Nairobi.

His family said in a statement that he was killed at his son’s home in Langata, Nairobi, shortly after returning from dinner on Saturday evening. They added that nobody else was injured in the attack, which took place when a group of armed men forced their way into the compound.