facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Britain states security commitments to Kenya

Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:04 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The British government, in the wake of the September terrorism attack in Nairobi, said Tuesday it was committed to Kenya's counter-terrorism efforts.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague issued a report to members of Parliament regarding the government's response to bombings and shootings last month at the upscale Westgate shopping mall. He said the immediate response was focused on forensic work at the scene of the carnage.

On the broader security front, Hague said the British government shared a mutual interest with its Kenyan counterparts in combating terrorism.

"In line with the U.K.'s overall approach to addressing terrorism overseas, we are committed to helping Kenya strengthen its capacity to investigate, prosecute and detain terrorists in line with international human rights obligations," he said in a statement. "Our support also extends to helping Kenya strengthen its borders and counter security threats that emanate from across its international borders."

Six British nationals were killed and three others were injured in a September terrorist attack on the shopping center in Nairobi. More than 60 people were killed in the attack by al-Shabaab militants.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged' Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged'
2
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
3
Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat
4
Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear
5
Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback