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UK condemns Gikomba attacks, will help Kenya fight terrorism

17 May 2014, 10:01

Nairobi - The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has condemned the two bomb attacks that killed ten people and injured dozens others in Nairobi earlier on Friday.

“I condemn in the strongest terms the attacks that took place earlier today in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. I offer my deepest condolences to the families that have lost loved ones and to those injured in the attacks,” Hague stated.

“There can be no place for appalling acts of violence such as this in any society. The Kenyan authorities have our full support as they investigate this incident and seek to prevent further attacks.”

Friday’s twin bomb blast hit a matatu and the Gikomba second-hand clothes market.

It was the deadliest terror attack since the Westgate Shopping Centre raid last September, when terrorists from al-Shabaab, killed 67 people.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against all but essential travel to the Eastleigh area of Nairobi, and low income areas of Nairobi, including all township and slum areas.

On Wednesday it also updated its Travel Advice to Mombasa advising against all but essential travel to Mombasa island, and within 5km of the coast from Mtwapa creek in the north, and down to and including Tiwi in the south.

– CAJ News

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