President Obama on Monday condemned an attack by al Qaeda-linked militants on an upscale mall in Nairobi as a “terrible outrage” and vowed to stand in solidarity with the Kenyan government and other nations to fight terror.
“We stand with them against this terrible outrage that’s occurred, we will provide them with whatever law enforcement help that is necessary,” Obama said. He added that he had spoken over the weekend with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about the attack and the cooperation the United States is providing in the response.
“The United States will continue to work with the entire continent of Africa and around the world to make sure that we are dismantling these networks of destruction,” Obama said of the Somali terrorist group al Shabab, an al Qaeda affiliate behind the attack.
The group invaded the mall on Saturday, killing at least 62 people, injuring hundreds and holding scores hostage.