President Kenyatta and CS Mohamed react to Manchester Arena attack

Uhuru Kenyatta and Amina Mohamed
President Uhuru Kenyatta and CS Amina Mohamed. Photos: Twitter

Kenya’s President Kenyatta has responded to last night’s terror attack in Manchester which claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 59.

In a tweet from his verified Twitter account, President Uhuru Kenyatta said:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the United Kingdom after the tragic incident in Manchester last night.

“Kenya knows what it is like to suffer a tragedy such as this. So our hearts go out to the U.K., and especially to the families which have woken to devastating news this morning.

“We share a long history with the UK; we remain allies and partners.

“I have assured the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, that she will have any help we can give. We will stand with her and with her country in the fight against extremism.”

CS Amina Mohamed echoed the thoughts of the President, Tweeting:

“I am heartbroken at the tragic terrorist attack that happened last night in Manchester City in the United Kingdom.

“The deaths of many innocent children & youth going about their lives in Manchester is to say the least heart wrenching.

“As my President earlier today said, we stand in solidarity with the Her Majesty’s Government; families and friends of the victims.”

The UK’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, responded to the terrorist attack, saying his “thoughts and prayers are with all those caught up in the terrible incident” in a statement.