New York

16 June 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attacks in Kenya

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the attacks on 15 June 2014 in Mpeketoni, Kenya, which reportedly killed at least 48 people and wounded many more. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the deceased and the Government of Kenya and wishes the wounded a swift recovery.

The Secretary-General reiterates the solidarity of the United Nations with the people and Government of Kenya in their struggle against terrorism.  He trusts the authorities will do all in their power to bring the perpetrators to justice in a manner that is fully respectful of Kenya's human rights obligations.