President Kenyatta condemns London Bridge terrorist attack

President Kenyatta and State House in Nairobi.

State House spokesperson, Manoah Esipisu, has release a statement on behalf of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in response to last night’s terrorist attack at London Bridge.

Three terrorists involved were shot and killed eight minutes after the alarm was raised, but not before they ran over and stabbed innocent civilians leaving 7 dead and 48 injured. 21 of those in hospital are described as being in a “critical condition”.

The State House Kenya statement reads:

“President Uhuru Kenyatta is dismayed by the latest terrorist attacks in London and has strongly condemned them.

“The President reaffirms Kenya’s support for Prime Minister Theresa May and the brave and resilient people of the United Kingdom.

“The President believes that an atmosphere of extremism fostered by individuals and groups that exploit religion and open, democratic societies is adding to the global terrorist threat.

“He has therefore called for a concerted stand by states, civil society and all citizens against extremism, to delegitimize fanatical ideologies, and stem radicalization.

“President Kenyatta believes that such measures are crucial to complementing strong counter terrorism efforts by states to deliver lasting security and protect social cohesion. He welcomes enhanced collaboration with the U.K. and all other countries targeted by terrorists and extremists.”

President Kenyatta’s comments come soon after the terrorists’ actions were condemned by British Prime Minister Theresa May, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn and the UK’s High Commissioner to Tanzania Sarah Cooke.

12 people have been arrested today in Barking in the wake of the attack and a home in East Ham was raided by police.