Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, has condemned the attacks at the coastal city of Mombasa, which killed four people, including the bodyguard of the fisheries minister, Amason Kingi, on Thursday.
"I wish to to convey a message of condolence to families and friends of the innocent Kenyans who lost their lives during an attack by hooligans at a rally in Mtwapa, 15 km outside Mombasa," Odinga said.
"I say sorry also to Hon Kingi who escaped from this attack but lost his bodyguard and to Mr. Stewart Madzayo who was also a victim in this attack," the Kenyan PM said.
Kingi is Odinga's key political point man in Mombasa, which is key vote area for any aspiring presidential candidate. Odinga is running again to be President in 2013.
"This act of hooliganism and terror stands condemned. It has no place in the society Kenyans are struggling and sacrificing to create. It is a misguided agitation that cannot and will not be tolerated at all. Those behind this attack must be pursued, arrested and brought to justice," Odinga said in a statement.
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