Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with Tanzanian’s following Saturday’s tragic earthquake that killed at least 16 people and injured around 250 others.
The 5.7 magnitude quake hit the north western district of Bukoba.
President Kenyatta phoned his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli and expressed his solidarity and sympathy towards the people of Tanzanians following the loss of lives and property.
“I have learnt with deep sorrow and regret the loss of sixteen precious lives, injury to hundreds of our Tanzanian brothers and sisters, as well massive destruction of property and livelihoods following the devastating earthquake in Bukoba District, in North Western Tanzania,” local media outlet Standard reports Kenyatta to say.
The president pledged to send a donation of iron sheets, blankets and mattresses to Tanzania to aid efforts towards quick recovery for the affected Tanzanians.