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Foreign Secretary condemns bomb attack in Nairobi, Kenya

Foreign Secretary condemns attacks in Nairobi and offers his condolences to those affected.

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The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said:

I condemn in the strongest terms the attacks that took place earlier today in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. I offer my deepest condolences to the families that have lost loved ones and to those injured in the attacks.

There can be no place for appalling acts of violence such as this in any society. The Kenyan authorities have our full support as they investigate this incident and seek to prevent further attacks.

Further information

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) already advises against all but essential travel to the Eastleigh area of Nairobi, and low income areas of Nairobi, including all township and slum areas.

On Wednesday 14 May we also updated our Travel Advice to Mombasa advising against all but essential travel to Mombasa island, and within 5km of the coast from Mtwapa creek in the north, and down to and including Tiwi in the south.

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Published 16 May 2014