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Kenya: Nairobi hotel attack must be effectively investigated

Responding to the attack on the Dusit D2 hotel complex in Nairobi yesterday, Irungu Houghton, Executive Director of Amnesty International Kenya, said:

“According to media reports, the insurgent group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attacks. If the intention of the attackers is to intimidate and create fear among Kenyans, this will have the opposite result.

“Kenyans shall rally as they have done in the past to protect their constitutional rights and their freedoms. We urge the security agencies to promptly and effectively arrest, investigate and bring to trial all responsible.

“We extend to the families of the bereaved our heartfelt condolences, and to the country, our expression of courage, solidarity and calm resolve in this difficult time. Kenya shall prevail.”

Amnesty International Kenya staff and supporters will today donate blood in aid of those who were injured in the attack.

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