17 January 2019

Somalia: President Farmaajo's Telephones Uhuru, Vows to Crash Al-Shabab After Attack On Nairobi

Somalia President Ali Farmajo has held a phone conversation with the the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to reiterate his commitment in fighting against the Al-Shabab militants.

President Farmajo's conversation with his Kenyan counterpart came against the backdrop of the terror group's attack in Nairobi in which at least 21 people have been confirmed dead so far.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the government and the people of Kenya at this tragic time. Kenya is an important ally and a brotherly neighbor. Such heinous acts only serve to embolden our joint quest to stop, eliminate and defeat the evil of terrorism," he said.

Bomb experts on Thursday found an explosive in the Dusit office park where terrorists stormed on Tuesday.US and British commandoes were involved in the rescue mission of those trapped in the attack.

According to eye witnesses, the suspected terrorist arrived in two vehicles and forced their way in to the 14 Riverside Drive by shooting at the security guards. They then hurled explosives at vehicles at the parking before making their way in the hotel.

At the time of the attack, several Americans were meeting at the hotel complex. Al-Shabab has so far declared that their attach in Nairobi was a direct assault targeted at the United States Citizens, arguing g that they had issues with the US President declaring Jerusalem as the Israeli capital to the chagrin of the majority Muslim Palestinian population.

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