Demi Lovato & More: Stars Emotional After Terror Attack In Kenya

Sun, September 22, 2013 12:47pm EDT by 11 Comments
Kenya Shooting
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So sad! After a scary shooting at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, 59 people are dead, 175 are injured and at least 30 hostages are being held, according to authorities.

Demi Lovato is one of many who has taken to Twitter to express her concern for those in Kenya in the wake of the terror attack.

Kenya Terror Attack Leaves 59 Dead

On Sept. 21, shoppers at Westgate mall were terrified when multiple men came running in wearing face masks, firing shots and throwing grenades.

Officials are doing everything in their power to contain the situation, ABC is reporting, which has left 59 people dead, and 175 others injured.

More than 1,000 individuals were rescued, Kenya’s Cabinet secretary Joseph Lenku told ABC. They are also sadly reporting that at least 30 hostages are still trapped inside.

Officials say that there are 10 to 15 gunmen, who are targeting non-Muslims. Witness Elijah Kamau was shopping in the mall when the attack began.

“The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted,” he told ABC.

Officials are currently still working to contain the entire mall, and have completed the first and second floor. They say the gunman “appear to have been contained.”

Celebs Tweet Prayers For Kenya

Singer and actress Demi Lovato tweeted out her love for those affected. “My thoughts and prayers are with the beautiful and incredible people of Kenya right now.. ❤,” she wrote.

Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy tweeted, “between DC & Kenya this week, my heart is so sore. such a tragedy that human beings would kill others so senselessly…”

Newsroom star Olivia Munn wrote, “What’s happening in Kenya right now is so scary and sad. My thoughts are with all of the hostages, victims and their families.”

Actress Melissa Gilbert tweeted, “My heart is just aching for all those involved in the mall attack in #Kenya. My prayers are with the victims, their families.”

Our thoughts are with all the victims of the tragic shooting.

WATCH: ABC Coverage: Kenya Mall Shooting

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Posted at 11:14 PM on July 9, 2014  

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lollygirl

Posted at 3:52 AM on October 5, 2013  

As tragic as this is there is something fishy about this whole kenya attack, they told all muslims to get up and leave, i doubt the non-muslims wouldn’t have done the same, the media has something against islam and we all know it. my hearts and prayer go out to all the victims <3

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esther

Posted at 12:05 PM on October 13, 2013  

FYI, the terrorists had sheets of paper with some islamic/arabic writtings and muslims wear hijabs while christians don’t.duh! Also, kenya has both muslims and christians as citizens, and also media personalities of both religious groups.there’s no biasness. From a kenyan who had first-hand info. You are welcome:-)

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Irynn Lynn

Posted at 11:53 AM on September 23, 2013  

Fellow brothers and sisters we are together with you in this tragic moment we pray that the Almighty God comforts you and intervenes in rescuing the abducted stay strong Gos is in control and surely He will make away.
xxxx Iryn Lynn from Hospice Africa Uganda kampala xxxx

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cindy

Posted at 10:58 AM on September 23, 2013  

My heart goes out to everyone. May God shine his light on us because this world has become a total disaster.

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lucia

Posted at 2:05 AM on September 23, 2013  

what happened is so sad!!!!!!!!!my thoughts and prayers are with all the hostages and victims and their families…..

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esther

Posted at 4:47 PM on September 22, 2013  

yes it’s a trying period for us Kenyans and we are thankful for the support so far.

Corrina Williams, to where do you suppose we should move to? Terrorists can strike anywhere. I hope no family member or friend will see your comment about the mall blowing up coz it ain’t good to the morale. Thanks though :)

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kimberly

Posted at 2:57 PM on September 22, 2013  

the mood here in kenya is somber. it is a trying time for our country thank you for your prayers. love you all

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corrina williams

Posted at 12:59 PM on September 22, 2013  

I’m not even christian,but sometimes a prayer is all that can stop the bad from happening!!

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corrina williams

Posted at 1:02 PM on September 22, 2013  

P.s I’m a 13 year old girl who rarely goes to church,but believe in god and his holy power!!god and prayer is all we need in life to stop the madness!!I know this cause I grew up with the word of god.my dad is full christian,and I admit I do make mistakes.I do fight,I do curse sometimes,i say and do things I shouldn’t,but hopefully god forgives me.and that’s all care about.when I do bad things,I just think in my head what does god think about me doing this.and I say INA short prayer god please forgive me and keep me in your arms,and protect me.I may do wrong,but u teached me right.!

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corrina williams

Posted at 12:58 PM on September 22, 2013  

Omg god bless them..that’s scary.I’m not Muslim,or christian neither,if I was there I would be attacked!!Omg what is going on with these terrorists these days.why can’t they just leave people alone!!thats so sad,I pray for those who were attacked,and those held hostage.59 people already,if the people in the building get killed,the death toll gonna go up probably close to 80 or 90!!!my god,I pray for all of them,the victims in the building and out.all those people in Kenya should leave and come to america to be safe.but its not safe here neither!!
God,bless those in the building to make it out alive if u can,and bless this injured and those of the families who lost someone or people in the attack.r.I.p to the ones who died in the attacks,keep them close to u god,and away from the Satan,cause he the one who cause this!!just please god,do whatever u can to stop these attacks,before there is nobody else in the world.its just sad and tragic that everyday somebody dies from attacks,shootings,bombings,its just sick and sad.somebody make it stop!!please!!I know one day its gonna be the end,but just not now god,please!!protect us nourish us and keep us alive if u can!!and keep those in the building alive.I’m counting on not only the terrorist to give up,but for u to be strong and protect us all from danger.I know h can do it god,I believe in u!!even if u can’t do it,u tried.and that’s all that matters!
In heavenly father,amen!!

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