Kenya Sends Condolence To US After Las Vegas Shooting

Kenya has sent its condolences to the US following the Las Vegas shooting that claimed 59 lives and wounded more than 525 people.

“We convey our heartfelt condolences to the families, the people and Government of the USA,” Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed said via twitter on Monday.

“We pray to God for the quick recovery for those injured and comfort for the grieving families.”

A retiree, armed with multiple assault rifles, strafed an outdoor country music festival in Vegas from a high-rise hotel window on Sunday.

He slaughtered people before killing himself in what has been named the deadliest mass shooting in US history of gun violence.

The barrage of gunfire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of 22,000 people came in extended bursts that lasted several minutes.

This was as throngs of terrified music fans cowered desperately on the open ground, hemmed in by fellow concert-goers, while others at the edge tried to flee.

People were injured – some by gunfire or shrapnel, some trampled – in the pandemonium adjacent to the Vegas Strip as police scrambled to locate the assailant.

Police identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock, 64, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada.

Authorities said they believed he acted alone, although his motive was unknown.

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