Politicians from the UK and Ireland have expressed their condolences for those affected by the terrorist attack on the DusitD2 complex in Nairobi on Tuesday.
Addressing the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Theresa May said: “I am sure that the whole house will join me in condemning the appalling attack in Nairobi and in sending my thoughts and prayers to all those who have lost loved ones.
“We stand in solidarity with the government and people of Kenya and will continue to offer our support to meet the challenge to security and stability that is posed by terrorism in the region.”
British Home Secretary Sajid Javid Tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the terrible incident in Nairobi – especially the family of the British citizen tragically killed. The UK will continue to work with our Kenyan partners in the fight against terror.”
Secretary of State for the Department for International Development, Penny Mordaunt said: “My deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of those caught up in the sad events in Nairobi. We stand in solidarity with Kenya and will continue to work together for a stable and successful future.”
She also thanked the British High Commission for “their updates and guidance.”
Her DfID colleague, Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft, added: “My thoughts go out to those affected by the tragic events in Nairobi. Kenya is a thriving nation and innovative hub within Africa. DfID will continue to work in partnership to support the security and stability that will allow Kenya to fulfil its potential.
Irish Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said he was “Shocked and saddened to learn about the terrorist attack in Nairobi.
“Ireland strongly condemns such acts of terror and stands with Kenya in its fight against terrorism. Our thoughts and condolences are with the victims and their loved ones,” he added.
The Irish Embassy joined with Ireland’s Tánaiste in condemning the Nairobi attack and expressed solidarity with the people of Kenya.