Cecafa denounces Nairobi Terrorist Attack
Militants believed to be Al-Shabaab fighters placed an up market — Westgate Mall — under siege in Nairobi on Saturday and the official death toll stands at 62 and more than 170 have been injured.
In his condolence massage to FKF Chairman Sam Nyamweya, CECAFA Chairman Leodegar Tenga condemned the attack describing it as barbaric and a coward act. “May I take this opportunity on my own and on behalf of the entire CECAFA family to express our deep felt sorrow and sadness following the terrorist attack in your country late last week.
“The CECAFA family shares with the people of Kenya the grief that has befallen your country and our member following the terrorists attack on innocent people,” said Tenga. He said the football community in the region is saddened by the attack that claimed so many innocent lives.
“We would like to pass our message of condolences to those who lost their relatives and friends in this barbaric act,” Tenga said. “We also wish the injured quick recovery so that they can re-join their relatives and friends and continue with the daily engagements.
“We shall stand with you all the time and we are confident that we shall jointly fight terrorism out of our minds. We urge the people of Kenya to be strong at this time of grief. God bless Kenya.”