Clinton Staffer Killed in Kenya Shooting

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 12:09 PM

By Lisa Barron

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A pregnant staff member of the Clinton Global Initiative and her architect boyfriend were among the fatalities in Saturday’s shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Nairobi, it has been revealed.

The Clinton family said it was stunned when they found out that 33-year-old Elif Yavuz, a senior vaccines researcher based in Tanzania, and Ross Langdon, the father of her unborn child, were among the dozens killed after armed Islamic militants stormed the upscale mall.

Story continues below video.



"We were shocked and terribly saddened to learn of the death of Elif Yavuz in the senseless attacks in Nairobi," former President Bill Clinton and his family said in a statement.

"Elif devoted her life to helping others, particularly people in developing countries suffering from malaria and HIV/AIDS. Elif was brilliant, dedicated, and deeply admired by her colleagues, who will miss her terribly."

Clinton also shared his sorrow over the deaths in an interview with "CBS This Morning" Tuesday.

"I saw her just a couple weeks ago when I was there," he said. "She was nine months pregnant, just a couple of weeks away from delivery. So she and her baby’s father were walking in that mall in Nairobi, because she wanted to have the baby in Kenya. She thought that would be best. And they were both killed."

Yavus, a native of the Netherlands, joined the Clinton Foundation after receiving a graduate degree from Harvard.

"Elif committed her career and her life to helping those in need, said Julio Frenk, Dean of Harvard’s School of Public Health in a statement.

"Her compassion was an inspiration to everyone she touched at HSPH and the broader global community in which she lived and worked. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her."

Langdon, a 33-year-old architect, held dual Australian and British citizenship. He grew up in Tasmania and settled in London.

Related Stories:
Kenyan Officials: Americans, British Woman Led Terrorists in Mall Siege
Foundation Renamed for All Three Clintons


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Report: White House Ignored 'Alarm Bells' About Border Crisis

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 23:18 PM

The Obama administration two years ago reportedly ignored the "ringing alarm bells" of a potential crisis of unaccompani . . .

Judge Tosses Ron Johnson's Lawsuit Against Obamacare Subsidies

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 19:43 PM

A federal judge on Monday threw out Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's lawsuit challenging the federal funds that l . . .

Americans from Texas, California Killed in Gaza

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 22:42 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved