An elderly British couple was stabbed to death in a robbery while vacationing in Kenya, Sky News reported.

Tony Joel, 70, was stabbed 17 times and his 67-year-old wife, Rita, 11 times, sources in Kenya said, according to Sky News.

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.

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