British and Irish politicians send condolences to Kenyan victims of Nairobi terrorist attack

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.

“Our High Commissioner (Nic Hailey) has confirmed one British fatality and we’re providing consular assistance to British nationals affected by the attack.

“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.”

Theresa May in Kenya
Theresa May is given a guard of honour after arriving in Kenya. Photo: Twitter/UKenyatta

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.”

Penny Mordaunt at M-KOPA Solar
Penny Mordaunt finds out more about the work of M-KOPA Solar. Photo: Flickr/UK in Kenya

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.

Matthew Rycroft in Kenya
Matthew Rycroft discussed projects in Kenya and Somalia with DfID staff. Photo: Twitter/SEMontgomery

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.

Simon Coveney, T.D., and Cabinet Secretary Dr. Amina Mohamed officially open the Irish Embassy to Kenya. Photo: Twitter/IrlEmbKenya

The Irish Embassy joined with Ireland’s Tánaiste in condemning the Nairobi attack and expressed solidarity with the people of Kenya.

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