Riverside terrorist attack: 14 dead, all terrorists eliminated, says President Kenyatta
President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that 14 people were killed in the Tuesday afternoon terrorist attack at the 14 Riverside Dusit complex in Westlands, Nairobi.
Mr. Kenyatta also confirmed that all the terrorists involved in the attack were eliminated and 700 civilians were evacuated from the complex.
“The security operation at Dusit is over and the terrorists eliminated. As of this moment, we have confirmation that 14 innocent lives were lost trough the hands of these murderous terrorists with other injured,” said Mr. Kenyatta in a televised address to a shocked nation.
The President said that security forces would seek out and arrest all those who were involved in the terrorist attack either by funding or facilitating the terrorists.
“We will seek out every person that was involved in the funding, planning and execution of this heinous act. We will pursue relentlessly wherever they will be until they are held to account,” he assured.
“We are a nation that never forgets those who hurt our children,” said Mr. Kenyatta.
The Head of State also mourned the dead and the injured.
“We are grieving as a country and my heart goes out to all the innocent men and women violated by the senseless violence,” said Mr. Kenyatta.