Leader of Kenya's Bishops Urges Better Security

Assures Prayer for Victims' Families

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The chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling on the government to strengthen the intelligence services, in the wake of the terrorist attack on a Nairobi mall last Saturday.

Cardinal John Njue encouraged Kenyans not to lose hope and to work together for the benefit and well being of the nation.

During his visit to MP Shah and Agha Khan Hospitals where most of the Westgate Terror attack victims were receiving treatment, Cardinal Njue prayed for the sick and wished them quick recovery and also expressed his gratitude to the doctors, nurses and personnel at the hospitals for tireless commitment to save lives.

He conveyed condolences of the Kenyan bishops conference to the bereaved families with the assurance that the Church was close to them in prayer at this moment of grief.

While condemning the terrorist act, he lauded the government's rapid response.