President Kenyatta condoles with UK, after Monday’s tragic Manchester attack

Pic1: President Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hand with UK Britain prime minister, Theresa May, in May, 2017. Pic2: Police and other emergency service officers assist an injured woman near the Manchester Arena after the Manchester Arena attack, May 22, 2017. [Photo/ABC News]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the United Kingdom, following a night suicide attack in Manchester.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the United Kingdom after the tragic incident in Manchester last night.

Kenya knows what it is like to suffer a tragedy such as this, so our hearts go out to the U.K, and especially to the families which have woken to devastating news this morning,” Uhuru said, Tuesday.

At least 22 people, including children were killed and 59 injured in the suicide bombing at a crowded pop concert in Manchester, the most deadly attack in Britain in a decade.

Police say attacker died after detonating ‘improvised explosive device’ in foyer of concert hall.

The horror unfolded at about 10.30pm on Monday at the end of a concert by American singer Ariana Grande, whose music is popular with children and teenagers.

“The attack, which took place in the foyer area of the arena, left hundreds of people fleeing in terror, with young people at the concert separated from their parents in the chaos. It left carnage inside the concert venue, with medics describing treating wounds consistent with shrapnel injury,” The Guardian reports

Britain prime minister, Theresa May, said: “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.”

Uhuru spoke too May, and assured her of Kenya’s help.

“We share a long history with the UK; we remain allies and partners. I have assured the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, that she will have any help we can give; and that we will stand with her and with her country in the fight against extremism,” president Kenyatta said, in a communication to newsrooms.


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