Statement on the terror attack from the Director General of the UN Office in Nairobi and Executive Director of UN HabitatTirus Wainaina
As Acting Director General of the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON) and Executive Director of UN Habitat, I join Secretary-General António Guterres, in strongly condemning the cowardly terrorist attack on the Dusit complex, yesterday, in Nairobi. On behalf of the UN staff and their families living in Kenya, I express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.
We, the UN family in Kenya, further commend the swift response of Kenyan authorities, security personnel and first responders to this shocking attack and we are confident that the Kenya law enforcement authorities will ensure those responsible are identified and brought to justice.
It must be underlined that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. Acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.
Once again, I wish to offer, the full support of the UN system to the Government and people of Kenya in this hour of national tragedy and underscore mine and colleagues’ pride in calling Nairobi home.
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