April 3, 2015 / 9:33 PM / 2 years ago

Obama says will still visit Kenya, expresses condolences

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on clean energy after a tour of a solar power array at Hill Air Force Base, Utah April 3, 2015.Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday to express condolences over the "heinous terrorist attack" on a Kenyan university and confirmed he still planned to visit the country later this year, the White House said.

"Words cannot adequately condemn the terrorist atrocities that took place at Garissa University College, where innocent men and women were brazenly and brutally massacred," Obama said in a statement.

"We will stand hand-in-hand with the Kenyan Government and people against the scourge of terrorism and in their efforts to bring communities together."

Reporting by Jeff Mason and Susan Heavey; Editing by Dan Grebler

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