In their 60s, when most people are contemplating putting their feet up, Dick and Enid Eyeington, a couple who had already given almost 40 years of their lives to Africa, took on their biggest challenge to date: running a boarding school in a remote part of the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland.Within two years they were dead, shot in their living room as they watched the evening news. But this was no robbery or local row. Instead, the murders turned out to be part of a terror campaign by Islamic fundamentalist militia fighters with links to al-Qaida.
Yesterday, a court sentenced eight men to death for murdering the Eyeingtons in October 2003 and killing a Kenyan woman in 2004. Seven others got life terms. All were found guilty of terrorism and banditry.