Kenya offers support over TZ earthquake

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tanzania's President John Magufuli delivers a speech during his swearing in ceremony in Dar es Salaam, on November 5, 2015. The country's Minister for Finance and Planning told the National Assembly that the last batch of the 269 retirees, who worked for the former East African Community (EAC), were paid between 2011 and 2013. PHOTO | DANIEL HAYDUK | AFP

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli delivers a speech during his swearing in ceremony in Dar es Salaam, on November 5, 2015. Kenya will send a donation of iron sheets, blankets and mattresses to Tanzania in disaster assistance following the deadly earthquake on Saturday. PHOTO | DANIEL HAYDUK | AFP

Kenya will donate iron sheets, blankets and mattresses to Tanzania in disaster assistance following the deadly earthquake on Saturday.

The materials will be airlifted by the Kenya Defence Forces on Tuesday to assist those affected by the disaster.

On Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta phoned President John Pombe Magufuli to express solidarity and sympathy to the Tanzanian government and its citizens following the loss of lives, injuries and destruction of property resulting from the earthquake.

“I have learnt with deep sorrow and regret the loss of sixteen precious lives, injury to hundreds of our Tanzanian brothers and sisters, as well as massive destruction of property and livelihoods following the devastating earthquake in Bukoba District, in North Western Tanzania,” President Kenyatta said.

He added: “On behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya, and on my own behalf, I extend heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Your Excellency, the Government and people of Tanzania, and particularly to the grieving families.”

President Kenyatta wished those injured quick recovery and prayed to God to comfort the bereaved families.

-nation.co.ke

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