Woman who was detained in Kenya suing Ottawa for $2.5 million
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, August 21, 2009 10:44AM EDT
OTTAWA - A Canadian woman who was stranded for months in Kenya over false claims that she was an impostor is suing Ottawa for $2.5 million for her ordeal.
Her lawyers and supporters, including Ontario New Democrat Rosario Marchese, are also asking for a public inquiry and apology from the federal government.
Mohamud, 31, arrived in Toronto last Saturday after being stranded for three months in the African country.
She had been barred from leaving Kenya after authorities said her lips did not look the way they did in her four-year-old passport photo.
It took a DNA test to prove Mohamud's identity.