Mr Hailey followed up his condemnation of the attack last week by stating that the UK “stands shoulder to shoulder with Kenya” as the two countries “resolve to defeat the evil of terrorism” and that the country’s participation in the AMISOM mission makes not only the region, but the whole world safer.
— Nic Hailey (@HCNicHailey) January 22, 2016
You can read his comments in full below:
“The United Kingdom stands in sorrow with Kenya, the Kenyan Defence Forces and the families of the brave troops killed or injured at El Adde. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Kenya in our strong resolve to defeat the evil of terrorism in Somalia and to build a better future for its people.
“Kenya’s participation in the AMISOM mission contributes not just to the region’s security but to that of the whole world. The UK will continue to do our utmost to support Kenyan and other African forces engaged there, and to build a more prosperous and secure Somalia where terrorism is defeated once and for all.”
– Nic Hailey, UK High Commissioner to Kenya
Earlier in the day, the High Commissioner met with the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, Doctor Willy Munyoki Mutunga where he was presented with a copy of the 2010 Kenyan Constitution.
Today’s memorial event was also attended by President Kenyatta who afterwards visited the Kenyan Defence Force (KDF) soldiers who had been injured during the El Adde attack and were recuperating at the Armed Forces Hospital.