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Vihiga leaders condole Westgate victims

24 September 2013, 11:15 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Leaders from Vihiga County have sent their heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the tragedy of the Westgate mall attacks on Saturday that left scores of people dead.

Led by area governor Moses Akaranga, Senator George Khaniri, Mps Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Yusuf Chanzu (Vihiga), Charles Gimose (Hamisi), Wilbur Ottichilo (Emuhaya), Chris Omulele (Luanda), Daniel Chitwa (Speaker), Members of the County Assembly and Archbishop John Chabuga, the leaders called for quick action by the government to bring back the country to sanity.

“It is unfortunate that so many people have lost their lives in the attack, and we as Kenyans are grieved. We pray for the families that have lost their loved ones and hope that God will help them during the hard times,” said Akaranga.

He said that the attack was a test on the country’s security which needs to be bolstered so that Kenyans are cushioned from terrorist attacks.

“The attacks have been sporadic in the past, with families suffering the loss of their loved ones. The trend should not continue as it should be put to stop immediately,” he said.

Agoi said that the country’s security forces are on trial and should react to assure the Kenyans that their lives are still on the government’s foremost plans and are being protected.

“If Kenyans will continually be killed in attacks by the terrorists, it is not a good show off. We need to look for ways of containing the situation in the future by providing a lasting solution,” said Agoi.

On Saturday, a gang of ten terrorists attacked the Westgate Mall in Westlands Nairobi, killing more than sixty people and injuring many others.

Scores of Kenyans were taken captive in the mall for close to two days as security organs tried their best to salvage them.     

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