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World And Regional Leaders Condemn Terror Attack On Kenya

World and regional leaders have come out strongly to support Kenya following the Westgate Mall attack in the Westland area.

U.S. President Barack Obama, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Israeli President Shimoni Perez and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have condemned the terror attack and offered to provide any assistance to Kenya.

 

The world leaders assured that they would continue backing the Government and people of Kenya in defeating all form of terrorism and in all its manifestation.

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Regional leaders also gave their support to Kenya with President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, Salva Kiir of South Sudan and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia voicing their solidarity with Kenya.

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The regional leaders said they stood ready to offer any help that Kenya requires at this difficult time.

 

Messages of support and solidarity from the rest of Africa were conveyed by the Dean of African Diplomatic Corps and Zimbwabean Ambassador to Kenya, Kelbert Nkomani.

 

Ambassador Nkomani said Deputy William Ruto’s wish to join the rest of Kenyans in mourning those who lost their lives in the Westgate terror attack should be granted by the International Criminal Court.

 

The ambassador, speaking on behalf of all African envoys accredited to Kenya, expressed hope that the perpetrators of the heinous act will pay for their crime.

 

The Head of State Uhuru Kenyatta said he was grateful for the support Kenya had received from Africa and the world.

 

“We thank especially our neighbours from the East African region for firmly standing with us during this difficult time,” President Kenyatta said.

By Beth Nyaga

-citizennews.co.ke

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