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Terrorists won’t derail us, says Kenyatta

06 May 2014, 11:09

Abuja - Kenya's president vowed that "attackers will not derail us" following a deadly weekend in which suspected Shabaab militants killed seven people in a spate of bombings.

Speaking during a state visit to Nigeria, President Uhuru Kenyatta said: "My presence here is indication that these people will not derail us. We will continue and we shall fight this battle and we shall win this battle."

Kenya's capital Nairobi was hit by twin bombings on Sunday that killed three and left 86 injured. That came one day after a double attack in the port city of Mombasa that killed four.

Somalia's Shabaab militants have been implicated in both attacks.

"Cowardly terrorists"

Speaking at a joint news conference with Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, Kenyatta said both countries "have suffered at the hands of cowardly terrorists, people who have no value for life, who continue to wreak wanton havoc on lives and property in our two countries."

Nigeria has experienced a series of brutal attacks by Islamist Boko Haram militants that have killed an estimated 1 500 people since the start of the year, including 75 killed in a car bombing in Abuja on 14 April.

Boko Haram have also claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Borno state last month.

"These attacks are aimed at cowing the people of our country and cowing the people of this continent to derail them from the new agenda that we have set for ourselves," said Kenyatta.

He is due to attend the World Economic Forum which opens on Wednesday in Abuja.



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