Lamu County is forming a leadership forum to address continuing concerns that have resulted in insecurity in the county.

The inclusive forum, which will be made up of political, religious, and community leaders, will consolidate public opinion in Lamu to develop an agenda to be discussed with the National Government at a meeting to be held in Lamu.

This is according to Lamu County Governor Fahim Twaha during a meeting organized by Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata with Lamu elected leaders in Mombasa that included: Senator Anwar Oloitiptip, Women Representative Ruweida Obbo, Lamu West Member of Parliament Stanley Muthama, and Lamu West Member of Parliament Ali Shariff.

Following a series of attacks that resulted in deaths and wanton destruction of property, Governor Fahim asked the National Government to intensify its multi-agency operation currently underway to restore peace and order as soon as possible.

“This country has a functioning government that will not be intimidated by terrorists or sit down with them. These criminals and their backers must either be apprehended and prosecuted or neutralized “Governor Fahim stated.

“We expect the forum with the National Government to help address unresolved concerns with land ownership and adjudication in the county, as well as the speeding of title deed issuing, aside from quelling the insecurity situation as an immediate solution,” he added.

The Governor praised the National Government and the community for a long-standing period of calm, spanning a thousand days, adding that recent incidents of insecurity should not reverse the gains of the peaceful coexistence.


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