15 January, 2019, Djibouti: The IGAD Executive Secretary, Amb. Mahboub Maalim, strongly condemns the cowardly and reprehensible attack on Dusit Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, which took place yesterday.
The Executive Secretary expresses IGAD's heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved and wishes quick and full recovery to the injured. At this moment of grief, Amb Mahboub reaffirms IGAD's solidarity with the people and Government of Kenya in their fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
He commends the gallantry of Kenyan security forces and emergency services for their swift response to the attack, noting that their action helped save many lives. He expressed confidence that the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the attack will be brought to justice as soon as possible.
Amb. Mahboub states that "such barbaric attacks must not be allowed to weaken our collective determination to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from our region".