Kofi Annan Horrified By Westgate Attack.
Former United Nations’ Secretary General, Kofi Annan says he is “shocked and horrified by the brutal attack against innocent people in the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi this weekend.”
He has therefore expressed his deepest condolences “to all those who have lost family, friends and loved ones in this tragedy, and my sympathy to those injured and affected by the events.”
Kofi Annan in a statement said “in the last three days, Kenya and the world has witnessed the cowardice and cruelty of terrorism, which must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. No cause can ever justify the deliberate killing of innocent civilians. Those who have committed this terrible crime must be brought to justice as swiftly as possible.
I am heartened that the government and the people of Kenya are standing united and firm in resisting the terrorists. As we mourn for the victims and their families, we are also reminded of our common humanity.”
He counseled that every citizen both in Africa and the rest of the world to “reaffirm our commitment to work for peace, tolerance and justice for all.”