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

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attacks today and yesterday in Mandera and Wajir that killed at least 38 innocent people. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the attacks and all Kenyans.

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack in Mandera, the latest in a long string of atrocities and crimes committed by this terrorist organization. To end the threat of violent extremism, we must remain united and continue to work together. The United States stands with Kenya in the fight against terrorism.