AFRICANGLOBE – Cord leader Raila Odinga, envoys and human rights activist yesterday condemned the attack on Garissa University College.
Raila said the attack was outrageous and shocking.
He said there is absolutely no justification to such an attack, particularly on young people in a learning institution.
“The world must stand with Kenya to unequivocally reject these brutal acts and help stop them. Our government should see that our enemies are changing tactics and venturing into an extremely worrying territory now; targeting institutions that are largely unsecured but which hold the future of our country. We must change tact too,” Raila said in a statement .
He said Kenya must resolve to work closely with global partners, tapping into their intelligence that they are often willing to share and help secure the citizens.
“This outrageous attack must compel us to work even harder and be relentless in our efforts,” Raila said.
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights urged security agencies to cooperate and collaborate with allies and partners to successfully detect and take preventive action.
“KHRC is deeply concerned that Kenya is vulnerable to senseless acts of terror despite continued assurances from the President, war on terror cannot be won in isolation,” chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori said in statement.
The attack comes barely hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta slammed the United Kingdom for updating travel advisories.
US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec and his British counterpart Christian Turner said the dawn attack calls for the need to reinforce efforts by all countries and communities to combat violent extremism.
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