Terrorists won’t derail us, says Kenyatta

2014-05-06 09:33
Uhuru Kenyatta. (File, AFP)

Uhuru Kenyatta. (File, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Abuja - Kenya's president vowed that "attackers will not derail us" following a deadly weekend in which suspected Shabaab militants killed seven people in a spate of bombings.

Speaking during a state visit to Nigeria, President Uhuru Kenyatta said: "My presence here is indication that these people will not derail us. We will continue and we shall fight this battle and we shall win this battle."

Kenya's capital Nairobi was hit by twin bombings on Sunday that killed three and left 86 injured. That came one day after a double attack in the port city of Mombasa that killed four.

Somalia's Shabaab militants have been implicated in both attacks.

"Cowardly terrorists"

Speaking at a joint news conference with Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, Kenyatta said both countries "have suffered at the hands of cowardly terrorists, people who have no value for life, who continue to wreak wanton havoc on lives and property in our two countries."

Nigeria has experienced a series of brutal attacks by Islamist Boko Haram militants that have killed an estimated 1 500 people since the start of the year, including 75 killed in a car bombing in Abuja on 14 April.

Boko Haram have also claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Borno state last month.

"These attacks are aimed at cowing the people of our country and cowing the people of this continent to derail them from the new agenda that we have set for ourselves," said Kenyatta.

He is due to attend the World Economic Forum which opens on Wednesday in Abuja.

Read more on:    al-shabaab  |  boko haram  |  goodluck jonathan  |  uhuru kenyatta  |  nigeria  |  kenya  |  east africa  |  west africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training

We've gone through the trouble of highlighting what local businesses should look out doe when their employees undergo driver training.

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It may be hard to be light and jovial at the moment as the list of obligations and jobs are growing and your energy levels are...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.