UK condemns latest Mandera attack, calls for quick action
02 December 2014, 20:56
Nairobi - The United Kingdom has condemned the latest terror attack in Mandera that saw 36 people killed by Al Shabaab militia.
The attack on a group of quarry workers saw the 36 either shot in the head or beheaded according to witnesses.
Following the latest attack, UK minister for Africa James Duddridge has condemned the attacks and called on urgent measures to be taken to ensure they do not happen again.
" I am appalled by the attacks last night in Mandera County Kenya which reportedly killed 36 people, and Wajir Town where one person has died and many more were injured.
" I wish to express my sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who died. There is no place for such senseless acts of violence in our societies.
" The UK continues to stand by the Kenyan government both in the fight against terrorism and in its efforts to bring to justice those responsible for these barbaric acts, in accordance with international law, he said.
The government has already taken steps to ensure the attacks are reduced, with the sacking of interior cabinet secretary Joseph Ole Lenku.
Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has also resigned from his post following the attacks.
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