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President Uhuru Kenyatta mourns Kenyan soldiers killed in Somalia

By PSCU | Published Fri, January 15th 2016 at 18:43, Updated January 16th 2016 at 12:50 GMT +3
President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed his condolences to the families and friends of Kenyan soldiers who were killed by Al Shabaab terrorists at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base camp at El Adde, in Somalia.

“Our gallant soldiers reacted swiftly to protect their camp; to protect their peace and stability that they are in Somalia to secure; and to protect our country from its enemies and their sympathisers.”

Uhuru said it is heartbreaking that some of the Kenyan patriots in uniform paid the ultimate price.

“I want to take this opportunity to express mine and the country’s deepest sympathy to the families and loved ones of the fallen. I stand with you. Our country stands with you. We deeply appreciate the sacrifices made by your loved ones in defence of our democracy, our peace and our security.”

The president said he will remember the families in prayers at this difficult time and I asked Kenyans to pray with him.

“We will not be cowed by these cowards. With our allies, we will continue in Somalia to fulfill our mission. We will hunt down the criminals involved in today’s events. Our soldiers’ blood will not be shed in vain.”