UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Kenya
Wide view of the Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Loey Felipe (file)
The United Nations (UN) has condemned the terrorist attack carried out by Al Shabaab in Garissa, Kenya, with the Security Council members stressing their “outrage” at what the President of the General Assembly called a “heinous” attack.
On Thursday, Al Shabaab – a jihadist terrorist group based in Somalia – had killed about 150 students of a Kenyan university in one of the worst terrorist attacks.
The members of the Security Council issued a statement paying tribute to Kenya’s role in the fight against terrorism, in particular the role played by the country in the fight against Al Shabaab as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
While terrorist attacks and human rights violations are happening at an alarming rate all across the world, the UN has failed miserably in finding a peaceful solution to any of the conflicts. The UN Secretary-General and other top UN officials are doing nothing to stop terrorism and other crimes except issuing statements which are utterly useless and meaningless.
In the given situation, the UN member countries must challenge the role of this intergovernmental organization and stop financing it. All the funds given by the member states are being squandered by the UN which is now overstaffed with unskilled officials. Believe me, UN has lost its relevance.
Council members have reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with their responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.
The President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa (Uganda), also reiterated that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever commits it.
He joined the Secretary-General and the Security Council in extending condolences to the families of the victims and the people and government of the Republic of Kenya, while wishing a speedy recovery to those injured.