(Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday condemned the
Friday terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt that has left 305 people dead.
Kenyatta said his thoughts and prayers
go out to the victims of the horrific attack, which hit the Egyptian town of Bir
al-Abed in North Sinai.
“We pray that Egypt may be consoled;
and that it may be granted the courage to bear this loss, and to bring the
perpetrators of this vile act to justice,” he said in a statement issued in
Kenyatta’s statement came as Egypt
launched a major manhunt for the attackers after President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
vowed to respond to the attack with “brute force.”
Kenyatta said Kenya stands with Egypt
in these difficult times and pledged to offer any necessary support to Cairo in
the fight against terrorism.
“Bitter experience has taught us that
in the fight against terror, and against the extremists who have chosen such
atrocious means, all of us who love freedom are allies against a common
enemy. Any help we can offer, then, will be gladly given,” Kenyatta said.
The terrorists reportedly used
automatic weapons as well as opened fire on worshippers and ambulances as they
fled the scene.