Foreign Minister Maas issued the following statement on today’s terrorist attack in Nairobi:
We are shocked by the despicable terrorist attack in Nairobi and condemn it in the strongest possible terms. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims, and we wish the injured a speedy recovery. At this difficult time, Germany stands as a partner alongside Kenya. We will not relax our efforts to promote stability and security in the region.“
In the afternoon of 15 January, an attack was perpetrated on the Dusit hotel and office complex on Riverside Drive in Nairobi. Explosives were used in the attack, and several armed terrorists forced their way into the hotel complex and shot at passers-by. According to various sources, the Somali Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for this act.