NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE United Kingdom High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, has expressed solidarity with the country following the killing of its soldiers during the recent El Adde attack.
“The United Kingdom stands in sorrow with Kenya, the Kenyan Defence Forces and the families of the brave troops killed or injured at El Adde,” said Hailey.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with Kenya in our strong resolve to defeat the evil of terrorism in Somalia and to build a better future for its people.”
Hailey pointed out Kenya’s participation in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) mission contributed not just to the region’s security but to that of the whole world.
“The UK will continue to do our utmost to support Kenyan and other African forces engaged there, and to build a more prosperous and secure Somalia where terrorism is defeated once and for all.”
Recently, al-Shabaab’s Saleh Nabhan brigade claimed responsibility for overrunning a base of AMISOM at El Adde in Somalia’s Gedo region, near the border with Kenya.
Al-Shabaab claimed that it killed more than 100 Kenyan soldiers deployed in El Adde and took additional hostages.
Kenya and AMISOM acknowledged there were fatalities but did not provide further details. – CAJ News