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

The United States condemns in the strongest terms al-Shabaab’s attack against a Kenyan army camp in Lamu County, and commends the Kenya Defense Force’s courage in repelling it.  We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the soldiers who lost their lives.  We also offer our profound appreciation to the Kenya Defense Force and other security services that risk their lives daily to counter the scourge of terrorism in Kenya and the region.

This attack underscores again the threat that terrorists pose and reinforces the need for all communities to unite to combat violent extremism.  The United States remains a committed friend and will continue to stand with Kenya in the fight against terrorism.

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