LAMU COUNTY COVID-19 COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES STRICT CORONAVIRUS CONTAINMENT MEASURES

The Lamu Covid-19 Emergency Committee has outlined a slew of severe measures to halt the virus’s spread in Lamu County.

The Committee has restricted social meetings, political and cultural gatherings, limited the number of people allowed in places of worship, and urged for the use of protective masks in public areas.

The Committee, co-chaired by Lamu County Governor Fahim Twaha and Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia, announced that it had made the decision to halt the spread of the virus within Lamu County. It also committed to increase public awareness and revive its rapid response teams.

H.E Governor Fahim Twaha emphasized the importance of the public’s involvement in combating the illness. “We are asking the people to be responsible by following the Ministry of Health guidelines, getting vaccinated, and taking tests,” Governor Twaha stated.

He stated that the County Government has already taken steps to guarantee the best possible treatment for Covid-19 patients.

“Further, my government is constructing an ICU unit in King Fahd and has hired a critical care physician to assist patients who have complications while undergoing covid 19 recovery. Equally important, we are establishing an isolation ward at Mpeketoni Sub District Hospital and have recalled back all health care practitioners on leave,” Governor Twaha stated.

Mr. Macharia, County Commissioner, vowed to increase enforcement of the specified rules and praised the Lamu County Government for their commitment to ensuring County Enforcement officials are on the front lines ensuring members of the public follow social distance guidelines.

Deputy Governor Lamu, HE Abdul Hakim Mbwana, Lamu County CECMs, County Secretary, County Commander Mr. Moses Muriithi, and other stakeholders were also present.

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Story by: Governor’s Press Service

For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

GOVERNOR FAHIM ENABLES COUNTY’S BEST STUDENTS

Lamu County has started disbursing monies from its Sh.250 million bursary and scholarship program for its deserving students for the current fiscal year.

In a ceremony held today in Witu Ward, full scholarships worth Sh.5.7 million were presented to 195 students who scored 300 or above on their KCPE exams.

The 195 students from Witu Ward are among the 649 students from around the county who scored 300 or higher, raising the total number of students under County full scholarship to 2,834, four times the number of students who qualified at the start of the scholarship in 2018/19.

Over 12,000 secondary students who did not achieve a score of 300 or higher will also receive Sh10,000 in boarding schools and Sh6,000 in day schools.

Governor Fahim Twaha has developed the largest education fund since devolution began, with a total of Ksh. 250 million being distributed as scholarships and bursaries across the county this year, up from Ksh. 40 million in 2017. So far, Lamu’s Education Scholarship & Bursaries Fund has helped over 7,000 deserving students complete high school, colleges and university.

The Lamu Education Scholarship & Bursaries Fund’s highlights:

-All students who scored 300 or higher in the KCPE are eligible for a full scholarship.

-Secondary boarding school students are eligible for a Sh10,000 bursary.

-Students in secondary school who are day scholars are eligible for a Sh6,000 bursary.

-All Students who managed 300 marks and above in KCPE qualify for full scholarship.

For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

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