Kenya Stands with France, Condemns ‘Truck Terrorist’ Attack That Left 84 Killed

EVENT SUMMARY

Thursday 14th July 2016 in the evening a truck plowed a crowd of both locals and tourists during Bastille Day (firework celebration).

The truck attack leaves 84 killed and scores injured.

French police kills the attacker.

Incident linked to terrorism.

Kenya joins international community in mourning the loss of 84 people killed in 'truck terrorist' attack and strongly has condemned the heinous act.

In a statement on Friday 15th July 2016, President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed that Kenya stands with France noting the two countries are allies who have suffered same evil.

"These attacks appear to have been motivated by the same evil ideology that has inspired equally vile attacks in Kenya,"

"Kenya stands ready to support France in this time of sorrow and grief. Together we will do everything we can to defend the cause of democracy and defeat the terrorism that brings nothing but hatred and division between peoples." President Kenyatta said in his statement.

Also Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed through her Twitter feed expressed solidarity with the France in the war on violent extremism.

"We express our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved and join France in praying for the speedy recovery of the injured," she said.

The truck attacker, identified by a police source as  Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian-born Frenchman is said to have opened fire before police shot him dead.

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