Interior CS Fred Matiang'i addressed the nation on Tuesday night condemning the terror attack in Nairobi. The CS stated that the attack was orchestrated by suspected terrorist elements.
Matiang'i observed that the combat efforts had been properly coordinated, leading to the evacuation of several Kenyans and other nationals who had to been held hostage by the attackers.
The security teams were under the command of the General Service Unit commandant who initiated the rescue and reiteration operation at 3:30 pm.
"I am pleased that the response on the ground on the ground was swift, determined and involved different security agencies under a singular command of the GSU commandant. This operation was supported by a multiagency team drawn from throughout the security apparatus of the country," stated Matiang'i.
He confirmed that all the buildings that were under attack had been secured in the operation. He informed the nation that experts were at the time securing evidence and documenting the extent of the attack. He pledged to keep updating the country on proceeds of the exercise.
"Kenyans and all our visitors are safe and should feel free to continue getting about their businesses," advised the CS, acknowledging the support received from the international communities.
He affirmed that the state would not surrender to threats from terrorist elements and would remain committed to the international fight against terror.