Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the perpetrators of an attack at a Nairobi shopping centre.
He said some of his relatives were among the 39 people killed.
In a sombre address to the nation, Kenyatta said: “I ask God to give you comfort as you confront this tragedy and I know what you feel, having also lost very close family members in this attack.”
The al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack via its Twitter feed.
Kenyatta stressed that the whole nation stood behind the victims, saying: “We have overcome terrorist attacks before and we have fought courageously and defeated them within and outside our borders. We will defeat them again.”