Kenyan president says he lost close relatives in mall shooting

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Posted: Sep 21, 2013 4:42 PM
Kenyan president says he lost close relatives in mall shooting

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said he himself had lost close relatives in Saturday's mass shooting in a Nairobi shopping mall.

Addressing the relatives of victims, a somber Kenyatta said in an address to the nation: "I ask God to give you comfort as you confront this tragedy, and I know what you feel, having also lost very close family members in this attack."

(Reporting by Humphrey Malalo; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Kevin Liffey)