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Raila condemns attack at Dusit complex

NASA Leader who is also African Union (AU) Infrastructure Envoy, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed address journalists outside chiromo mortuary Wednesday 16 January, 2019 after viewing the bodies of those who died Tuesday in the Dusit D2 Hotel attack in 14 Riverside, Westlands, Nairobi. They condoled the families, relatives and friends of the deceased and wished quick recovery to the injured. They condemned the terrorist act and urged Kenyans to unite in the fight against terror. Photo Arnold Kibet Cheptumo

Former Prime minister Raila Odinga has condemned Tuesday’s terror attack at Dusit complex and called on Kenyans to unite in order to win war against terrorism.
Speaking to the press at Chiromo Mortuary after viewing bodies of victims of the terror attack Wednesday, the former prime minister commended security officers for their prompt response that helped rescue hundreds of people who were in the premises.
“Those involved in planning of the terror attack should be followed up by our security agents and punished” said the former prime minister who was accompanied by Kitui governor Charity Ngilu and Suna East MP Junet Mohammed.
He further said that terrorism knows no religion cautioning on religious divisions that slow efforts on fight against militants, disclosing that MP Junet lost a relative in the attack.
Governor Ngilu, while sending condolences condemned the attack and urged Kenyans to remain united and support security forces in their efforts to eradicate terrorism in the country.
Scores of leaders and Kenyans continue to pay a visit at Chiromo mortuary to view bodies of the attack victims and send condolences to deceased’s families.
Kenya Red Cross has set up temporary centre at the Chiromo Mortuary to offer humanitarian services including counseling to family members and friends of the deceased.
While briefing the press Tuesday, Inspector General Joseph Boinet said that a suicide bomber blew himself up near the secret garden restaurant where majority of those injured were having meals while the others started shooting indiscriminately.
The assailants then gained entry to the establishment through its kitchen door and opened fire as they made their way into the dining area then moved up the stairs.
However security officers responded in an operation that saved hundreds of those trapped in the premises.
Fourteen people have officially been confirmed dead and scores were injured and are hospitalized in various hospitals in Nairobi.
By Denson Mututo/Elizabeth Wambui

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