US dismisses ‘false reports’ that it knew of Kenya attack in advance

The US ambassador in Kenya says the United States is working closely with Kenyan authorities following the jihadist attack in Nairobi this week.

US Ambassador Robert F. Godec in a statement also dismisses “false reports on social media” that the US knew about the attack in advance and warned Americans to stay away from the DusitD2 complex before it was attacked on Tuesday.

Godec says that “we deplore the spread of false information in the wake of this tragedy, which only serves to hamper ongoing efforts to defeat terrorism.”

— AP