Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec

The United States strongly condemns al-Shabaab’s heinous terrorist attack today at Garissa University College, which has resulted in the deaths and injuries of many Kenyans.  We extend our deepest condolences to all who have been affected.  We also offer our profound appreciation and gratitude to the members of the Kenyan security services who are risking their lives to end this cowardly attack.

The attack once again reinforces the need for all countries and communities to unite in the effort to combat violent extremism.  The United States remains a committed friend of Kenya.  We stand shoulder to shoulder with the government and people of Kenya in the effort to end the scourge of terrorism.