President Kenyatta condemns Sri Lanka terror attacks

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka where hundreds of people were reportedly killed on Sunday and many others injured in a series of coordinated bomb blasts.

The head of state assured the Government and the people of Sri Lanka that Kenya stands with them during this difficult time.

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest condolences and sympathies to you, your esteemed Government, the families of the victims and the people of Sri Lanka,” President Kenyatta said in a message to the President of Sri Lanka.

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Kenyatta has urged the world to join hands in the fight against terrorism, terming it an evil and a terrible scourge that should be wiped out completely from the face of the earth.

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At least 207 people were killed on Sunday and 450 hurt in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police say.

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At least eight blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services.

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The Shangri-La, Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and a fourth hotel, all in the capital Colombo, were also hit.

A national curfew has been put in place “until further notice” and social media networks have been temporarily blocked.

Reports say seven people have been arrested, but it not yet clear who is responsible for the attacks.

 

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