Kenya condoles with Uganda

March 4, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar – President Mwai Kibaki has sent a message of condolence to the Government and people of the Republic of Uganda following the massive landslide that occurred in Bududa District.
In his message to President Yoweri Museveni, President Kibaki said that he had learnt with deep shock and sadness of the massive landslide which caused the deaths of more than one hundred people, with about 300 still missing and scores of others being displaced in Eastern Uganda.
President Kibaki said:  “On behalf of the Government and People of Kenya and on my own behalf, I convey to Your Excellency and through you to the bereaved families our deep and sincere condolences following this tragic incidence.”
In this regard, President Kibaki directed the Western Provincial Commissioner and Kenya’s Disaster Management Team to liaise with the Ugandan rescue team and to augment humanitarian assistance to the survivors.
The Head of State assured the People of Uganda Kenyans grieved with them and prayed that the ongoing search and recovery efforts shall yield more survivors.
President Kibaki affirmed in the message: “Excellency, to augment your search and rescue efforts, I wish to assure you that every possible assistance from our side shall be placed at your disposal.”
Meanwhile President Kibaki has also sent a message of sympathy to Government and People of Chile following the extensive destruction of property and loss of over 700 lives after a devastating earthquake hit the country.
The President prayed that the Almighty God grant comfort and courage to the entire nation and in particular the bereaved families in order to overcome the great pain.
He said, “During this difficult time of national grief and mourning, the people of Kenya stand together in prayers and solidarity with the people of Chile.”


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