UN Condemns Garissa Bloodbath

Scores were killed in the attack on Garissa University College on Thursday in Kenya

Azam premier league

Saturday, buy 11th April 2015

KCC FC vs Rwenshama – Lugogo stadium

Uganda Police vs Kira Young- Kavumba RC

Time; 4:30 pm.

Defending champions, web KCCA FC hosts league debutants Rwenshama at Lugogo in one of the two matches lined up for Saturday in the Azam Uganda premier league.

Rwenshama ended a four match winless streak with a surprise win against Vipers SC who were unbeaten until then. Hosts saw off Kira young three days ago through Nsibambi’s lone goal.

KCC FC is trailing top spot with eight points though with a game less, while they are five below second placed Villa who had earlier on been awarded three free points from their aborted game with Express having picked only a point against URA. Kira are rooted in the relegation zone with only 18 points. They have only picked four points away from home.

The other match will pit Police against Kira young at Kavumba. Both teams suffered 1-0 loss in the midweek, Police being dumped out of Uganda cup by bright stars in the quarter finals stage and Kira defeated at home by KCC fc.

The teams have previousy met five times, Police winning one tie and the other four ending in stale mates.the hosts are seventh with31 points whereas their opponents are ten points adrift on  14th place.  Police fc’s striker, Umar Kasumba is the leagues topstriker with eleven strikes.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the United Nations Educational, price Cultural and Scientific Organization have strongly condemned Thursday’s terrorist attack on Garissa University College in north-eastern Kenya, look with both officials expressing solidarity with the Kenyan people and urging swift justice for those responsible for the deadly attack.

At least 147 students were killed in cold blood by shooting or beheading by Al Shabaab terrorists from neighbouring Somalia.

The Secretary-General in his statement voiced hope that the situation would be quickly brought under control without further harm to those being held and called for those responsible to be “swiftly brought to justice.”

“The Secretary-General reiterates his solidarity with the people and the Government of Kenya, see as well as the continuing support of the United Nations to Kenya and the countries of the region in their efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism,” the statement continued.

In addition, the statement said Mr. Ban conveyed his “deeply-felt condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded.”

The Al Shabaab have since claimed responsibility for the raid which started at around 5:00am with militants firing at students indiscriminately and taking over their hostels.

Interior Minister Joseph Nkaiserry told press that 500 students had been rescued by security agencies.

He also urged the public to report to authorities should they spot the suspected mastermind of the attacks identified as Mohammed Gamadhere.

A Dusk to dawn curfew (6.30pm -6.30am) has been imposed in 4 counties -Garissa, Wajir, Mandera and Tana River to allow armed forces beef up security.

In a separate statement, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova also strongly condemned the incident, and stressed that a time when operations were still ongoing to lift the siege on the University, “this vicious attack against an institution of higher learning is a deliberate attack against the future of a country, against the ambition of students to gain the qualifications to pursue a career and contribute to their nation.”

“It is the quest for knowledge, the freedom to think critically and to question the world– the hallmarks of a university – that is under threat,” said Ms. Bokova, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice, and extending her heartfelt condolences to the Government of Kenya, and to the students, faculty and families who have been affected by this tragedy.

Samantha Power, U.S. Envoy to United Nations said the attack once again “reinforces the need for all countries and communities to unite in the effort to combat violent extremism.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to “stay calm as we resolve this matter, and to provide the authorities with any information they may have in connection with any threats to our security.”

He said his Government has “undertaken appropriate deployment to the affected area, and is fully seized of the situation.”


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