British Holiday Couple Killed In Kenya Attack UK, Sunday October 25, 2009 Damien Pearse, Sky News Online Two British pensioners have been stabbed to death in a robbery while on holiday in Kenya. Tony Joel, 70, was stabbed 17 times and his 67-year-old wife, Rita, 11 times, sources in Kenya said. The couple, from Southend, Essex, were killed while staying in Mombasa on the Kenyan coast. A police investigation was launched following the deaths. A source close to the investigation said two people had been arrested as a result. The deaths were reported to the High Commission on October 15. A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We can confirm the reported deaths of two British nationals in Mombasa, Kenya. "We are in contact with the family and will be keeping them updated on information we receive from the Kenyan authorities."