President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined the list of leaders across the globe, who have come out to condemn the terror attack in Manchester, UK, that has left 22 people dead and scores injured.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the United Kingdom after the tragic incident in Manchester last night”, Uhuru said on his Facebook page.
“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.
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,” He said.
Manchester arena bomb blast
Theresa May referred to the atrocity as an “appalling terrorist attack”.
“All our thoughts are with the victims of the attack and the families of those who have been affected. We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” May said.
The attack, which occurred after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a jam-packed American pop singer Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester arena on Monday night, is the deadliest in the country since the bombing of London’s transport system in July 2005.
“We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom. So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil, losers in life,” US President Donald Trump said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Pained by the attack in Manchester. We strongly condemn it. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured.”
“The incident will only strengthen our resolve to…work together with our British friends against those who plan and carry out such inhumane deeds.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: “This incident, this attack, is especially vile, especially criminal, especially horrific because it appears to have been deliberately directed at teenagers. This is an attack on innocents. Surely there is no crime more reprehensible than the murder of children. This is a direct and brutal attack on young people everywhere, on freedom everywhere.”