UNWTO strongly condemns the attack on the Garissa University College

PR No.: PR15027

UNWTO strongly condemns the attack on the Garissa University College in North Eastern Kenya. On the behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and the Government of Kenya. 

“I am appalled by this atrocious act of violence on innocent people. Our thoughts at this tragic moment are with the families and friends of the victims and the people of Kenya” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

“Kenya is facing a threat of international nature. We must stand by the Kenyans in these testing times and reinforce our solidarity and commitment to work side by side with them to ensure that violence and terrorism do not win over our values and the will of Kenya to progress and live freely."

"The resilience of the Kenyan people, supported by the solidarity of their friends in the international community, will surely lead the country to overcome this terrible act."

"Despite the aims of the terrorists to damage the image and the economy of Kenya, we are confident that the country will continue to be a preferred destination for people all around the world", Mr Rifai added. 

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