Addressing the nation 2 days after the heinous attacks in Mpeketoni where over 50 villagers were killed by Al shabaab terror group, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said government will meet the funeral expenses of those dead.
The President also said the injured will be given adequate treatment.
In the last 48 hours, more than 50 Kenyans were murdered as they went about their normal daily activities, by criminals in Lamu
On my behalf, that of the Government and the People of Kenya, I express my deepest sympathy to the families who lost their loved ones, as well as those who were affected by the unjustifiable and barbaric attack.
I cannot find words to adequately express my shock and outrage at the tragedy of this brutal and heinous crime.
My Government stands in solidarity with everyone affected by this tragedy: the bereaved and those injured, physically and psychologically.
The Government will meet the funeral expenses of the sadly departed compatriots and give them a dignified send-off.
We will ensure that the injured receive the required medical attention. I wish them speedy recovery and resumption of their normal life.
Meanwhile, there are reports of demonstration by youths from a particular ethnic community in at least two towns in Kenya.