The perpetrators of the Manda Bay military camp attack will be brought to justice, the United States has declared.
Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said the attack by Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab claimed the life of serviceman Henry Mayfield Jr and two Department of Defence contractors, injuring two other American personnel.
He said Mayfield Jr was an army specialist in the country to protect US interests in the region and improve peace and stability alongside Kenyan soldiers.
Following the Sunday terror attack, US service members comprising part of US Africa Command’s East Africa Response Force (EARF) were deployed to secure the Manda Bay airfield and enhance security.
“As we honour their sacrifice, let’s also harden our resolve. Alongside our African and international partners, we will pursue those responsible for this attack and Al-Shabaab who seeks to harm Americans and US interests. We remain committed to preventing al-Shabaab from maintaining a safe haven to plan deadly attacks against the US homeland, East African, and international partners,” US. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command said.