Kenya opposition leader slams hotel attackers

2019-01-16 17:00
Raila Odinga (File: AFP)

Raila Odinga (File: AFP)

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

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says "divisions are what terrorists thrive on" and is appealing for unity following the deadly attack on a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi.

Odinga, who lost to President Uhuru Kenyatta in a bitterly disputed election in 2017, said on Wednesday that the Islamic extremist gunmen did not care about the ethnic, religious or political affiliation of their victims.

"Their mission was to cause pain and fear and they proceeded to do so without seeking details," Odinga said.

Al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based extremist group, claimed responsibility for the carnage at the DusitD2 hotel complex. 

Sign up to News24's top Africa news in your inbox: SUBSCRIBE TO THE HELLO AFRICA NEWSLETTER

FOLLOW News24 Africa on Twitter and Facebook

Read more on:    al shabaab  |  raila odinga  |  kenya  |  east africa

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.