Kenya sends food donations to Mogadishu bombing victims

By AGGREY MUTAMBO

Kenya on Thursday sent more than four tonnes of food donations to survivors of a twin bomb attack that rocked Mogadishu on Saturday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora said some 4,244 kg of emergency relief had been delivered to Mogadishu to help survivors.

“Aid including medicine and food aid” has been sent to help the survivors, the ministry said on Thursday.

The twin attacks became the latest but deadliest terrorist incident in Somalia since October 2017. At least 100 people died and 300 others were injured in the attack near the offices of the Federal Ministry of Education.

Following Sunday’s attack, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud vowed a relentless war against al-Shabaab militants suspected of being behind the bombing.

He said his government’s response would pay activists in their own currency for violence.

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Mr Mohamud spoke on Sunday evening after visiting the scene of a deadly double explosion on Saturday which killed more than 100 people and injured at least 300 others.

He described the militants as devoid of morality and urged his troops to pursue the attackers to the end.

“Today’s cruel and cowardly terrorist attack against innocent people by the morally bankrupt and criminal Al-Shabaab group cannot deter us,” he said after receiving a briefing on the attacks.

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