In Summary
  • Rev Sammy Wainaina of Nairobi’s All Saints Cathedral said security agencies shouldn’t be entirely accused of laxity as terrorism was an international problem.

The church has urged Kenyans to stop the blame game on the Westgate terror attack and instead give a chance to security teams to complete the ongoing forensic investigations.

Rev Sammy Wainaina of Nairobi’s All Saints Cathedral said security agencies shouldn’t be entirely accused of laxity as terrorism was an international problem.

“Everyone is pointing an accusing finger at security agencies for laxity, but it should be understood that even developed countries with advanced technologies have been at one point attacked by terrorists,” Rev Wainaina told the congregation on Sunday.

He continued: “The Westgate attack should be a wake-up call to the government and Kenyans in dealing with terrorism.

“Terrorists are pretending to use religion to propagate their evil ways with the intention of dividing Kenya along religious lines; that is unacceptable and Kenya will remain united.”

During Mass at the Holy Family Basilica, the Rev Fr Simon Ng’ang’a praised Kenyans who volunteered to help victims.

“God will reward those who sacrificed to help the terror attack victims in terms of blood, food and money regardless of colour, tribe, gender or political affiliations. That was a show of patriotism and unity among Kenyans,” Fr Ng’ang’a said.