US Secretary Kerry denounces terror groups
from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – UNITED States Secretary of State, John Kerry, reaffirmed his country’s pledge to help rid the globe of terror sects.
Speaking at the August 7 Memorial Park in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, Kerry mentioned the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, al-Qaida, al-Shabaab The
future does not belong to them.
“The future belongs to the children who are laughing and playing right now in the streets of Nairobi, of New York, of Kano, of Dar es Salaam, of Mogadishu, of Garissa and Daesh as major problems,” Kerry said after laying a wreath at the scene of the August 7, 1998 attack that killed hundreds.
“(The future belongs to) children who have the right to grow up with joy in their hearts and the opportunity to build full lives of accomplishment and love, and to build families and a future.
“It is to them that we must dedicate our own efforts to apprehend and prosecute the guilty, secure borders, strengthen governance, invest in the health and well-being of all people, and unite across every boundary of race, nation, ethnicity, and creed to defeat terror and to enrich life.”
Some 213 people were killed in the Nairobi blast, while 11 were killed in a simultaneous blast Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Jihadists groups were blamed for the siege.
Locally, Boko Haram’s reign of terror has claimed thousands of lives and displaced more than 1,5 million.
– CAJ News
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