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One netizen reminded him that it has been almost a week since the incident at dusitD2

The attack at 14 Riverside claimed 21 lives but the number could have been higher were it not for the swift response by security personnel

Cameroon President Paul Biya on Monday, January 21, extended his condolences to Kenya and President Uhuru Kenyatta over the recent terrorist attack at 14 Riverside but his message was not received kindly by some netizens.

Some slammed him for sending his message too late while others asked him to put his house in order first.​

“I extend my heartfelt condolences to President Uhuru Kenyatta over the terrorist attack at the DusitD2 hotel and office complex in Nairobi.

“I wish strength and fortitude to the victims’ families, loved ones and everyone affected, as well as health and speedy recovery to those injured,” read a post on Biya’s official Facebook page.

One netizen reminded him that it has been almost a week since the incident at dusitD2 and Kenyans have already gone back to work.

Numvi Destain: Are you just hearing of it today? Even Pdt Uhuru has already forgotten about it.

Yao Son Ibrahim: Kényans have already forgoten the incident you are just reminding them.Too late!!!

Prisco Herman: First remove the stick in your own eyes, why do you keep on consoling others without taking care of your own affairs at homeS

The attack at 14 Riverside claimed 21 lives but the number could have been higher were it not for the swift response by security personnel.

On Monday, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i heaped praises on Douglas Kanja, the GSU Commandant who led the security operation with distinct diligence and professionalism.


He further directed all National Government administrators to step up the “know your neighbour” campaigns and ensure coordination, information-sharing and joint security actions in their areas of jurisdiction to ensure the safety of all citizens. 

Source: standardmedia.co.ke

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In Summary

  • Father Cosmas Ondari died on November 21 at Mamfe Parish.
  • His death shone the light on the rising number of religious leaders killed amid a conflict that has lasted two-years and gripped the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon.
  • The ministry has promised the Church and the public that the ministry will not abandon its commitment to the wellbeing of Kenyans everywhere.

The Kenyan government, through its High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, has made a formal inquiry into the death of a Kenyan priest in Cameroon.

Father Cosmas Ondari died on November 21 at Mamfe Parish. There were claims that he was killed by government soldiers.

RELENTLESS

In a statement dated November 24, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau said the inquiry is being treated as urgent.

“As we mourn the death of one of our citizens, the ministry continues to relentlessly pursue answers on this sad event,” Mr Macharia said.

He promised the Church and the public that the ministry will not abandon its commitment to the wellbeing of Kenyans everywhere.

“We encourage out nationals to remain vigilant, especially in areas where security cannot be guaranteed,” PS Macharia said.

The ministry condoled with Father Ondari’s colleagues, family, and friends.

SEVERAL KILLINGS

Fr Ondari’s death shone the light on the rising number of religious leaders killed amid a conflict that has lasted two-years and gripped the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon.

The priest had been working with people displaced by the conflict.

An American Catholic missionary was killed at the beginning of November in the Northeast region. The government blamed separatists but Washington said he died in cross-fire.

Last October, US Baptist Missionary Charles Truman Wesco was killed in the Northwestern town of Bambui near Bamenda.

A Roman Catholic priest, Fr Alexander Nougi Sob, was killed in the Southwestern town of Muyuka in July.

Author: By NATION REPORTER

Source:  nation.co.ke

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The Bishop of Diocese of Mamfe, Cameroon, Bishop Nkea Andrew has recounted how Rev. Fr. Cosmos Oboto Ondari, of Mill Hill, was killed the St. Martin Paris in Kembong.

Bishop Nkea said eyewitness report states that the Kenyan missionary was shot by government soldiers who were shooting at random from their passing vehicle.

Read the Bishops’ statement below:

Source:  journalducameroun

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