WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the attack at Garissa University College in Kenya:

“I condemn the brutal terrorist attack which left 143 innocent people dead at Kenya’s Garissa University College. Less than two years after the bloody siege at the Westgate Mall, this attack is a stark reminder of al-Shabaab’s wonton disregard for human life and of the threat the group continues to pose to Kenya and the Horn of Africa. No one should fear for his or her life just for trying to get an education. I am deeply saddened by the loss of the life that occurred today and my heart goes out to the family, friends, and loved ones of those injured and killed in today’s attacks.”