Fight against terror not deterred by Somali attack: Kenya

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Kenya says the latest attacks in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, will not deter it from its fight against terrorism.

This follows the killing of more than 300 people after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu on Saturday.

President Jacob Zuma has joined other world leaders in condemning the attacks.

The militant group Al-shabaab has been fighting to overthrow successive internationally-backed governments in Mogadishu and carries out occasional terrorist attacks in neighbouring Kenya.

Kenyan Permanent Representative to the AU Ambassador Catherin Mwangi addressed a plenary session on Peace and Security in the Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand.

“Kenya has been committed to the peace to the rest of Africa and Somalia is our direct neighbour. Kenya has committed a lot of resources and a lot of blood has been shed by Kenyan soldiers to ensure peace in Somalia. This devastation has made us even stronger and relentless in ensuring that this madness of terrorism must be curbed.”

Though condemning the Mogadishu terror attack she expressed her government’s resolve not to relinquish its mission to fight Al-Shabaab on its north-eastern borderline.

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– By Tshepo Ikaneng