Kenya terror attack: Clinton tribute to pregnant woman

Elif Yavuz had been due to give birth in a few weeks. Picture: AP
Elif Yavuz had been due to give birth in a few weeks. Picture: AP
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FORMER US president Bill Clinton has paid tribute to the pregnant partner of a Briton killed alongside her in the Kenya terror attack.

Elif Yavuz and Ross Langdon, who were due to have their first child in the next few weeks, were among those gunned down by the Nairobi terrorists.

Architect Mr Langdon, who had dual nationality with Australia, had worked on projects in Africa, including Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, as well as designing an Aids hospital in Kenya for free.

Harvard graduate Ms Yavuz was working for the Clinton Foundation and yesterday Mr Clinton, his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea paid tribute to the expectant mother.

In a statement on the foundation’s site, they said: “We were shocked and terribly saddened to learn of the death of Elif Yavuz in the senseless attacks. Elif devoted her life to helping others, particularly people in developing countries suffering from malaria and HIV/Aids.

“She had originally worked with our Health Access Initiative during her doctoral studies, and we were so pleased that she had rejoined us as a senior vaccines researcher based in Tanzania.

“Elif was brilliant, dedicated, and deeply admired by her colleagues, who will miss her terribly.”