Niall Saville "devastated and heartbroken" after wife dies in Kenyan Westgate terror attack
Niall Saville said he is "devastated and heartbroken" by the death of his wife Moonk Hee Kang, in the Kenyan Westgate shopping mall terror attack.
Mr Saville, from Farndon near Newark, is recovering in hospital from gun and grenade wounds.
In a statement issued through the Foreign Office, the Saville and Kang families said: "The Saville family wish to confirm that Niall was injured in the Nairobi attack on Saturday, and that his wife, Moon Hee Kang, was fatally wounded.
"The Saville and Kang families are devastated and heartbroken by the sudden loss of Moon Hee. She and Niall had lived in numerous locations around the world together, but they always had time for both families.
"Moon Hee was a bright, loving, kind and genuine person who will be greatly missed. Both families need to focus on grieving and supporting Niall through his recovery and request that there is no more intrusion into their lives. Mourning the loss of Moon Hee is something they wish to do privately and politely request they, and Niall, are left alone.
"Both families wish to extend thanks to (employers) Dalberg, former colleagues, friends, consular staff at The Foreign and Commonwealth Offices both in the UKand Nairboi, the Aga Khan Hospital and staff, and the Embassy or South Korea in Nairobi, plus the Red Cross for their overwhelming kindndess and support."
Mr Saville, 35, a University of Cambridge graduate, is still in the Aghalan Hospital. His South Korean-born wife, a software developer, was shot and suffered shrapnel wounds from a grenade. She died in hospital on Sunday.
The couple had been married for five years and moved to Kenya earlier this year.