23 September 2013

Kenya: Quarcoo Mourns East FM Presenter Ruhila Adatia

RADIO Africa Group chief executive officer Patrick Quarcoo yesterday mourned Kiss TV and East FM presenter Ruhila Adatia. In a press release, Quarcoo said a number of the company staff are in hospital with gunshot wounds while some are with their families have been discharged after treatment.

Quarcoo said East FM, Kenya's most listened to Asian station, was conducting a live broadcast of children's cooking competition at the mall, when the attack took place. He said it was sad that a senior executive and families of some of the competition sponsors were killed in the attack.

"We are shocked by this heartless act against our staff, our sponsors and innocent mothers and fathers who had come to support their children at the family event. It is a sad day for all of us," he said. Quarcoo said every human life is precious and it is beyond comprehension that anyone will take a life especially of a child is such a callous way.

Nominated MP Zipporah Kittony yesterday said security personnel should move into the mall and carry an assault on the terrorists. She said the operation had taken too long putting in distress the families of the hostages. "Security personnel should move in quickly because it is traumatising for the families especially women to wait for long," Kittony said.

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