President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the suicide bomber attack in Manchester, United Kingdom that has left 22 people dead and 59 injured. The attack happened at Ariana Grande’s gig at Manchester Arena on Monday night.
In his statement to newsrooms, President Kenyatta said that he assured the UK Prime Minister Theresa May of Kenyan support and help in whichever way possible in the fight against extremism.
“We share a long history with the UK; we remain allies and partners. I have assured the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, that she will have any help we can give; and that we will stand with her and with her country in the fight against extremism,” said Uhuru in his statement.
As politicians and celebrities across the spectrum condemn the attack on social media, the Manchester locals have also taken to social media to help and advice with an aim of helping locate loved ones not seen since the blast.
A lone attacker detonated an improvised explosive device in the foyer of the 21, 000 seat arena minutes after 10.30pm on Monday night. Police are trying to find out whether the attacker acted on his/her own or with accomplices.
American pop star Ariana Grande had just finished performing at a concert in the arena and the concertgoers, many of them teenagers, were flowing outside the stadium. Manchester police say the single explosion was a result of a suicide bomber who they say died in the attack. They have not yet released his name.