Kenya’s President William Ruto has condemned “terrorism and attacks on innocent civilians” of Israel by Gaza on early Saturday.
“Kenya joins the rest of the world in solidarity with the State of Israel and unequivocally condemn terrorism and attacks on innocent civilians in the country. The people of Kenya and their government hereby express deepest sympathy and send condolences to the families of all victims. We also wish a speedy recovery to the injured.”
Ruto said: “Kenya strongly maintains that there exists no justification whatsoever for terrorism, which constitutes a serious threat to international peace and security. All acts of terrorism and violent extremism are abhorrent, criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of the perpetrator, or their motivations.”
He therefore, urged the international community to mobilise to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers, sponsors, supporters and enablers of these reprehensible criminal acts of terrorism to account and speedily bring them to justice.
“Kenya also makes a call for the de-escalation of violence and urges all parties to restrain from further military action, given its potential to intensify carnage and the suffering of innocent civilians, and to trigger heightened tension in the region and beyond.”
The Kenyan leader has reiterated “firm stand in solidarity with all those calling on the parties to desist from further attacks, promptly effect cease-fire and embark on a path towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict.”
The United State has promised to stand behind Israel to defend it citizenry.
French president Emmanuel Macron has also called for peace in Israel and condemned the attack.
“France stands in solidarity with Israel and the Israelis, committed to their security and their right to defend themselves,” Macron said.