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IGAD commends Kenyan security in fight against attackers

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has commended the gallantry of Kenyan security forces and emergency services for their swift response to attack that helped save many lives.
IGAD Executive Secretary Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim further expressed confidence that the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the attack will be brought to justice as soon as possible.
“As IGAD we strongly condemn the cowardly and reprehensible attack on Dusit Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, which took place on Tuesday,” said Maalim.
The Executive Secretary expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved, and wished quick and full recovery to the injured.
“At this moment of grief, I want to reaffirms IGAD’s solidarity with the people and Government of Kenya in their fight against terrorism and violent extremism,” he said.
The Executive Secretary stated that such barbaric attacks ought not to be allowed to weaken our collective determination to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from our region.
The quick and efficient response by the Kenya security forces has been lauded by many who say that it helped save many lives.
Sources indicate that police Officers from the Gigiri Police Division were deployed to the scene less that 15 minutes after the incident was reported as Gigiri OCPD Richard Muguai requested reinforcement from other police stations and the specialized units.
In record time a team of specialized forces comprising of officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations led by the DCI George Kinoti with units including the Flying Squad, the Bomb and Hazardous Disposal Unit, and the Special Crime Prevention Unit made its way into the suites, followed by other units.
Minutes later the team was joined by the elite Recce Squad from the General Service Unit and in a coordinated manner they were able to neutralize the attackers savings hundreds of Kenyans in the process.
By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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