Kenya sends medicine to Mogadishu victims

The Kenyan government has dispatched two planes with 11 tonnes of assorted medicine to Somalia to help treat the victims of the Saturday bomb attack, Foreign Affairs Cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed (pictured) announced yesterday.

Speaking after addressing a girls’ convention at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) yesterday, Mohamed said Kenya strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Somalian capital Mogadishu, in which more than 300 people were killed and scores of others injured.

The CS also revealed that the aircraft would come back with 20 injured people from Somalia to be treated in Kenyan hospitals in a bid to tackle the emergency that has faced the neighbouring state. She said the country is in solidarity with Somalia and would provide necessary support to the victims. Offer support “As a country, we are in full support of our neighbours and in showing our solidarity, we have organised that the aircraft which took medical supplies to Somalia come back with 20 injured victims who will receive treatment in hospitals in Kenya,” she disclosed. At the same time, Mohamed said Kenya is having discussions with other neighbouring countries to try and come up with a way of assisting the victims of the Somalia attack.

Defence Cabinet secretary Raychelle Omamo said the Kenya Defence Forces are in the process of stabilising Somalia and it is unfortunate that the country was attacked at a time when it was on the verge of stability. She said Kenya is willing to support Somalia during this moment of sorrow and necessary aid would be accorded to the country which is reeling from one of the worst terror attacks in years.