Uhuru shocked by Paris attacks, urges defiance
14 November 2015, 10:39
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is shocked by the terror attacks in Paris but insists that Kenya and the world will not be cowed by the events of Friday night.
The attacks saw 120 people killed and over 200 injured in Friday.
" The people and the government of Kenya stand with France at a moment in which our common humanity has been attacked in Paris by terrorists, and innocent civilians murdered in cold blood," said the president in a statement.
" Kenya stands ready to offer every assistance possible in this regard, and indeed we will continue to relentlessly prosecute our war against terrorist groups and their support networks," said Uhuru.
" The French made famous the call for ‘Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité’, which reflects the common values that Kenyans share with them, and that are under attack by terrorists in Paris and across the world. These enemies of humanity reject the value that one’s liberty should never be a right to harm others. They reject democratic constitutions and the equality of all, regardless of their faith, in the rule of law, opting instead for a perversion of faith and attempt to justify the murder of innocents. They repudiate the embrace of diverse beliefs and cultures in a common humanity, preferring narrow, intolerant and hateful identities," said the president while condemning the mass murder.
" We stand with them (French), in sorrow for their losses, but also with resolve to join them in fighting terrorist organisations and networks until democracy and liberty can be free from their evil threat," he said.
France has declared a state of emergency after the attacks.
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