New York, 2 April 2015
Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly
The President of the General Assembly (PGA), H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa, condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack this morning at the University College in Garissa, Kenya. The heinous attack left dozens dead, scores injured and many held hostage and others unaccounted for, the vast majority of whom were students.
President Kutesa conveys his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of Kenya. He expresses the solidarity of the United Nations General Assembly with the people and Government of Kenya at this difficult time.
President Kutesa reiterates that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever commits it.
The President calls on the international community to redouble its efforts to combat the scourge of terrorism. He underlines the need to bring the perpetrators of these horrific acts to justice and calls on Member States to support the efforts of the Government of Kenya in this regard.