The President believes that an atmosphere of extremism fostered by individuals and groups that exploit religion and open, democratic societies is adding to the global terrorist threat.
He has therefore called for a concerted stand by states, civil society and all citizens against extremism, to delegitimize fanatical ideologies, and stem radicalization.
President Kenyatta believes that such measures are crucial to complementing strong counter terrorism efforts by states to deliver lasting security and protect social cohesion. He welcomes enhanced collaboration with the U.K. and all other countries targeted by terrorists and extremists.
State House Spokesperson
4 June 2017