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

Obama says will still visit Kenya, expresses condolences

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.

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. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“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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