President Uhuru condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks

The aftermath of an explosion at the St Sebastian's church in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Over 200 people have died in multiple blasts in the country. [Courtesy]
President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka in which hundreds are feared dead and urged the world to unite in the fight against terrorism.

A statement released by State House read President Uhuru had received with shock and indignation the news of the dastardly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka where hundreds of people are reported dead and many others injured in a series of coordinated bomb blasts. 

The President sent condolences to President Maithripala Sirisena and the people of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka following the "heinous and cowardly attacks on innocent people who were attending Easter Church Service and others celebrating the holiday in Hotels."

He assured the Government and the people of Sri Lanka that Kenya stands with them during this difficult time.

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“On behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest condolences and sympathies to you, your esteemed Government, the families of the victims and the people of Sri Lanka,” President Kenyatta said in a message to the President of Sri Lanka.

“Excellency, we have faced mindless terrorist massacres in our own country and we stand with our Sri Lankan brothers and sisters in prayer during this difficult period. We pledge our total support to your Government in working together to fight the evil of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” President Kenyatta added.

The Head of State urged the world to join hands in the fight against terrorism, terms it an evil and a terrible scourge that should be wiped out completely from the face of the earth.

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