Israeli PM Netanyahu Calls Uhuru over Garissa Attack, Says Ready to Offer any Support to Fight Terrorism
Israel will offer Kenya support in the war against terrorism as may be requested, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.
Netanyahu informed President Uhuru Kenyatta of the support in a phone call on Sunday evening.
A statement from the Israel Embassy in Nairobi said he condoled with the victims of the Garissa University College attack, on behalf of his country.
Al Shabaab terrorists attacked the university at about 5.30am last Thursday, killed 147 people and injured 79 others.
China, Somalia and the United States condemned the attack and urged unity in the war against terrorism.
Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa pledged staunch support for Kenya to safeguard public security and national stability.
Somalia PresidentHassan Mohamud sent condolences to the families and noted that the attack had nothing to do with religion or culture.
He said it showed the need to reinforce anti-terror cooperation between Kenya and Somalia to eliminate “this menace from the region”.
The White House said Obama called Uhuru last Friday and confirmed that he still planned to visit Kenya in July despite the attack.
– The Star