Nigerian leader condoles with Kenya following terrorist attack


President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday received a message of condolence and goodwill from his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari following Tuesday’s terrorist attack at 14 Riverside Drive that left 21 people dead and scores injured.

The message was delivered by a Nigerian delegation led by special envoy Prof. Ibrahim Agboola at State House, Nairobi.

While delivering the message, Prof Agboola sympathized with Kenya and said Nigeria has had similar experiences following attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents.

“We know what Kenya is going through as we have the same scenario back home with  attacks from Boko Haram, “ the special envoy said.

He added that President Muhammadu Buhari and the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria were solidly behind Kenya in the fight against terrorism.

The visiting delegation also briefed Kenyatta on preparations ahead of the forthcoming Nigerian elections in which President Buhari is seeking re-election.

The team took President Kenyatta through some of the recent successes achieved by President Buhari key among them being the fight against corruption, the war against Boko Haram as well as the economic transformation of the West African nation.

Kenyatta welcomed the goodwill message and thanked President Buhari and the people of Nigeria for the brotherly gesture.

The President observed that Nigeria and Kenya share very many similarities noting that currently the two African nations are affected and are in the midst of fighting the twin vices of corruption and terrorism.


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