President Yoweri Museveni has condemned the ruthless Al Shabaab attack on Garissa University in Kenya that left more than 140 students dead and many more hospitalized.
Museveni, according to the deputy presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, was yesterday attending Easter prayers at Nswere church of Uganda in Kiruhura district.
“The terrorist group, al Shabaab, unashamedly announced that they were behind this criminal attack,” Museveni pointed out calling for a common strategy and joint efforts by all countries fight and defeat terrorist forces.
The President who was accompanied by the First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni, said they (terrorists) were determined to roll back gains the region has been making.
“Students massacred Garissa are children of all of us in the region, who were preparing to take on various roles to move our region forward.”
He commended the contribution that Kenya has made to AMISOM and the effort the country continues to make to fight terrorism in Somalia.
“We shall all work together to rid our region of terrorism,” he announced.
“Uganda will continue work with Kenya and all other countries in region to move forward frontiers of peace and eliminate terrorism from our midst.”
The President said they would strengthen their resolve as a region even further and “bring us closer together”.
“On behalf of people of Uganda, government of Uganda and on my own behalf, may I extend our deepest condolences 2pple of Kenya as they mourn loss of beloved ones.”
The Uganda Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, also asked Christian to reflect on the Garissa attack and pray for the families of deceased as they celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
In his Easter Message, Rugunda says terrorism will not win and that such senseless attacks only strengthen the resolve to fight radical extremism.
The Archbishop of Kampala Diocese Dr. Cyprian Lwanga has condemned the killing of nearly 150 students in the recent attack on Garrisa University in Kenya.
Meanwhile, Kenya has begun 3 days of mourning with flags flying at half-mast.
Easter ceremonies across the country have also been used to remember the 148 students killed in Thursday’s attack on Garissa University by Al-Shabaab.