Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday extended condolences to the family of Trinidadian scholar, Ravindra Ramrattan, who was killed in a terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.
Persad-Bissessar stated, “It is with deep sadness that I offer condolences to the family of this bright son from Trinidad and Tobago. Having achieved the President’s Medal, Ravindra went abroad and completed his studies, and took up a major assignment in Africa.”
She said many Trinidad and Tobago nationals live and work in countries across the globe.
“Look at what happened on September 11, 2001, when the Towers of the World Trade Centre in New York were attacked. Fourteen Trinidad and Tobago nationals died in that attack, and each year the United States Embassy here holds a memorial for them.”
Persad-Bissessar continued, “Over the years, we have heard where our nationals, serving in various capacities were violently killed. Here was a young man, approaching 30 years old, with a bright future, cut down by terrorism. May he rest in peace.”
Speaking to reporters at the sitting, Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal extended his condolences. He said government was working with officials to have the body brought back home speedily.