The United States through its Embassy in Kenya has reiterated its continued fight against terrorism and lauded its partnership with the country in the war on terror.
In a statement to media houses on Wednesday, during the one-year anniversary of the Dusit terror attack, the US Embassy in Kenya said it remains committed in the fight against the al Shabaab threat.
The attack at the Dusit D2 complex a year ago left 21 people killed during a 20-hour long siege.
The embassy also lauded the multi-agency security team that took part in the rescuing of survivors from the hands of terrorists.
“We again commend the speed and courage of the response by the Kenyan security services who rescued hundreds of innocent civilians and ended the assault,” read the statement.
Over 700 were safely evacuated from the complex thanks to the team of security personnel.
They added, “Al-Shabaab’s ongoing efforts to destabilize democratic, open societies represent a destructive threat in Kenya and East Africa.
The United States and Kenya are training, sharing information, and fighting side by side to defeat this terrorist organization.”
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI and Kenya’s DCI, weer in the front line during the investigations into the attack.
Among the Americans killed was I-DEV International CEO, Jason Spindler.
The siege at the complex started on Tuesday, January 15 and continued till around 10 am the following day.