Kenya Muslim leaders call for calm following attacks on churches
SUPKEM chairman Abdulghafur El-Busaidy said all places of worship must be respected.
“We want to send our condolences and we are sad that no arrests have been made yet,” El Busaidy said in a press conference on Sunday.
“All places of worship must be respected …these criminals’ must get double punishment,” he stated.
Masked gunmen killed 16 churchgoers and a police man in the attacks.
The attacks were carried out simultaneously at a Catholic Church and Africa Inland Church.
Kenya Red Cross secretary general Abbas Gullet said that there are also 40 injuries and 10 of them are in critical condition.
No group has claimed the responsibility for the attacks.
Attacks have become common in Kenya after the country sent its defence forces in October last year to fight the Alshabab militia in Somalia.
Garissa is a military base for Kenya Defence forces currently in Somalia fighting the Alshabab.