We have now established beyond doubt that tens of our soldiers died on the line of duty in Somalia following an attack by militants. We wish to express our deepest condolences to the families of the fallen soldiers, their relatives and friends following this loss. In this senseless horror, our country has lost brave men and women who had their whole lives and careers ahead of them in service of our homeland.
No words can fully express the pain the families left behind are going through or fill the void left by the departed and wounded soldiers. But we stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with the bereaved.
Our thoughts and prayers for hope and strength are with the families at this difficult time. We wish quick recovery to the wounded.
Rt Hon Raila Odinga.
January 28, 2017