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To the families and friends of the survivors and indeed all Kenyans, I want you to know that our security forces are pursuing leads on the remaining accomplices. We shall employ all means at our disposal to bring the perpetrators to justice. We're also in active pursuit of the mastermind of the attack and have placed a reward for the information leading to his capture.
The obvious intent is to create hostility and suspicion across ethnic and religious lines and to drive non-Muslims from certain parts of this country. The ultimate aim of this atrocious campaign is to establish an extremist caliphate in our region.
We, as a country, must move on. We must do what we can. We shall endeavour to do what we can. We will continue to market our country to other destinations, to continue to call on our own citizens to be supportive of our hospitality industry which is amongst the best in the world.
Our confrontation with the terrorists at the Westgate mall left 240 casualties. I report with great sadness that 61 civilians lost their lives in the attack. Six security officers also made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat the criminals. Three floors of the Westgate mall collapsed, and there are several bodies still trapped in the rubble, including the terrorists.
We have overcome terrorist attacks before and we have fought courageously and defeated them within and outside our borders. We will defeat them again.
I ask God to give you comfort as you confront this tragedy and I know what you feel, having also lost very close family members in this attack.
It is my hope that the incoming government will have fidelity to our constitution and implement it to the letter for the betterment of our people.