SENATE RESOLUTION 22--CONDEMNING THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN NAIROBI, KENYA ON JANUARY 15, 2019, AND OFFERING SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF THE VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, AND THE PEOPLE OF KENYA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 10
(Senate - January 17, 2019)

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SENATE RESOLUTION 22--CONDEMNING THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN NAIROBI, KENYA 
  ON JANUARY 15, 2019, AND OFFERING SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF THE 
      VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, AND THE PEOPLE OF KENYA

  Mr. COONS (for himself and Mr. Young) submitted the following 
resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations:

                               S. Res. 22

       Whereas, on January 15, 2019, attackers launched a 19-hour 
     siege on the 14 Riverside complex and Dusit D2 hotel complex 
     in Nairobi, Kenya, opening fire and detonating suicide bombs;
       Whereas at least 21 people were killed, and many others 
     were injured or remain unaccounted for;
       Whereas, among those killed was Jason Spindler, a United 
     States citizen;
       Whereas the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab 
     claimed responsibility for the attack;
       Whereas the United States has a deep and abiding interest 
     in the security and stability of Kenya, a key partner to the 
     United States in the war on terror; and
       Whereas respect for human rights, due process, and the rule 
     of law is essential to

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     the success of any counterterrorism strategy: Now, therefore, 
     be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) condemns the horrific attack on the 14 Riverside 
     complex and Dusit D2 hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya;
       (2) expresses its deepest condolences to the victims of 
     this attack and their families and friends;
       (3) wishes a quick recovery to all who were injured;
       (4) expresses solidarity with the people of Kenya;
       (5) stands with the Government of Kenya as it works to 
     combat violent extremism;
       (6) urges the United States Government to take the 
     necessary actions to help the Government of Kenya investigate 
     the attack and swiftly bring the perpetrators of this attack 
     to justice;
       (7) calls upon the United States Government and 
     international partners to continue to support efforts to 
     improve Kenya's crisis response management, and to train and 
     equip Kenyan security forces to respond to violent extremism; 
     and
       (8) upholds its commitment to fight and defeat terrorism.

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