Kenya condemns Russia terror attack that killed over 90 people

Crocus City Hall, a large music venue on Moscow’s western edge, burns after a shooting, March 22, 2024. (AFP Photo/Moskva News Agency)

Kenya has condemned Friday’s terror attack that happened at a concert venue in Moscow, Russia.

In a post on X, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi termed it as a barbaric move that goes against the principles of humanity.

”The senseless attack carried out at Crocus City near Moscow on March 22, 2024, is barbaric and counter to all fundamental principles of our shared humanity,” wrote Mudavadi.

On Friday, in an attack claimed by Islamic State militants, gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons at concertgoers near Moscow, killing at least 60 people and injuring 145.

According to sources, the group aimed to attack a large gathering of Christians in Krasnogorsk on Moscow's outskirts.

The gunmen are said to have shot people at point-blank range and threw explosives, setting off a huge fire at the complex.

According to Mudavadi, such acts of terrorism and violent extremism are unjustifiable and inexcusable.

“Kenya strongly and unequivocally condemns this atrocious act and stands with you in mourning the loss of innocent lives. We stand in solidarity with the resilient people and Government of Russia and hope for a quick recovery to all affected by this vile attack,” said Mudavadi.

Reiterating Mudavadi's sentiments, Foreign Affairs PS Korir Singoei said: "We condemn this horrendous and senseless attack on civilians and urge greater international cooperation and coordination in the fight against terrorism. A fragmented and unraveling global order only aids the machinations of perpetrators of terror."

Currently, the death toll is at 115.

According to Moscow's Mayor, large gatherings in public have been canceled, and theaters and museums closed for the weekend across the country.

Additionally, 11 people have been detained as investigation continues.

The attack becomes the deadliest in Russia since the 2004 Beslan school siege.

 

 

By AFP 1 hr ago
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