County Government of Lamu


Lamu Deaf Swimmer Bags 2 Gold Medals and Qualifies to Represent Kenya in the World Deaf Swimming Championships in Argentina

Saddam Yusuf from Lamu has bagged two gold medals in 50 meters and 100 meters freestyle category in the just concluded National Deaf Swimmers Championships in Nairobi.

The national championships attracted deaf swimmers from the country to select a team that will represent Kenya in the upcoming World Deaf Championships slated for August 2023.

Jamal Abdalla from Lamu bagged a silver and a bronze medal in 100 meters and 50 meters breaststroke respectively with Mohamed Lali also from Lamu winning a bronze medal in 100 meters freestyle swimming category.

Through the support of the County Government, Lamu sent a team of five deaf swimmers in the Championships and besides Saddam Yusuf who got a direct ticket for winning a gold medal, the other four also defied the altitude of Nairobi to qualify to join the national training camp where they will be required to meet the World Championships qualifying time before being enlisted in the national team.

Lamu Governor H.E., Issa Timamy EGH, OGH who flagged off the team to take part in the championships, has congratulated all swimmers for the heroic and splendid performance in the just concluded championships. The Governor has also committed to continue supporting sports through identifying, nurturing and promoting talents which is in line with his Sports promotion pillar.

CECM Sports Hon. Owanga who had accompanied the team for the Championships together with Sports Chief Officer Ms. Hafwa Difini and Sports officer Peter Ndichu, celebrated the swimmers for their outstanding performance at the Championships and committed to support them through his department to ensure they all participate in the World Championships.

Recently, Lamu has been claiming it’s space in the world of sports with Farid Mabwana from Kiwayu, currently in Tunisia as the Captain of the Kenya National Beach Soccer team where they are playing against the hosts and Senegal in Africa Beach Championship.


Story by, County Communications Office



Lamu County is taking part in the National Deaf Swimming Championships that are currently underway at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.

Lamu County is represented by five swimmers;

1. Saddam- Freestyle

2.Jamal- Freestyle and Breaststroke

3. Hamza- Backstroke and Butterfly

4. Lali- Backstroke

5. Mohamed- Freestyle and Butterfly

The swimmers were flagged off last week by Lamu Governor H.E., Issa Timamy to take part in the championships that will be used to select the Kenyan team for the World Deaf Swimming Championships to be held in August in Argentina.

County Government of Lamu wishes the swimmers the best of luck as they represent Lamu in the national trials.


For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office at


Residents of Hindi town in Lamu West Sub-County are upbeat about the new face of the urban centre as construction of cabro works and driveways take shape. The residents and traders are now attesting to the aesthetic beauty awaiting the entire town once the project is completed in July.

The ongoing cabro paving works which was launched in May this year by H.E., Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW will raise the standards of the once dusty town to level other towns that are already fitted with cabro. The project is among Governor Timamy infrastructure flagship projects that seeks to upgrade the town’s infrastructure to enable it to highly contribute to Lamu’s economic growth and attract more investors.

The scope of the work involves upgrading of the 150 meters Migingo Estate- Kim’s Shop road to cabro standard, improvement of storm water drainage on both sides of Migingo – Kim’s shop road and construction of drainage pits at various points within the town center.

According Roads Chief Officer Mr. Alex Jimbi, the cabros will totally change the outlook of the area and create a conducive trading environment to the locals as well as outsiders.

Traders have lauded Governor Timamy for upgrading the road noting that the area would be rendered impassable during the rainy seasons while it would be extremely dusty during the sunny seasons, a situation that kept away customers and negatively impacted on businesses. Governor Timamy’s administration has been committed to ensuring that there is equitable development in all parts of the county and therefore the Hindi cabro project was a timely response to the growing needs of urbanization in the county.

During this financial year 2022/2023 the Department of Roads, Public Works, Infrastructure and Energy, has managed to construct Lamu sea wall and stairs from donkey sacturary to Huduma center, routine maintance of 21 roads across the county, cabro pavings in Faza, Pate, Hindi, Siyu, Mkomani and Lamu as well as installation of street lighting.


For further information contact; Lamu County Government office at

The county Government of Lamu is developing SOPs(Standard Operating Procedures) for the operation of EOC (Emergency Operation Centre) that is coming up at Command centre in Mokowe.

The SOP will guarantee that a standardized and uniform set of procedures is applied within the entire system of EOC Multi-agency that will effectively support DRM(Disaster Risk Management) activities, clearly define the roles and responsibilities at different multi agency engagement level and facilitate the coordination and collaboration with relevant agencies manning the Centre.

The workshop that brought together relevant stakeholders in the disaster and security sector was concluded on the 17th June.

The document will enable all the disaster and security stakeholders to work together to respond any emergencies in Lamu.

The drafting workshop brought onboard experts from Kenya Coast guard led by Colonel Boru-Director Maritime Ops, Lieutenant Commander Mr. Kimondo, KMA SAR(search and rescue) incharge, Mr. Aziz Amanda-head of joint operations (multi agency) Mombasa County Disaster Coordinator, Kilifi County NDMA, SFCG representative, Lamu County Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnassir Issa.

The program was facilitated by USAID kuza.,and coordinated by the Director for Peace Building and Disaster Management, Mr. Shee Kupi.


For further information contact; Lamu County Government office at


A team of five deaf swimmers, and an amputee footballer have this afternoon been flagged off by Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy EGH, EGH to take part in the Kenya national team selection in Nairobi and Eldoret respectively.

Led by their captain Jamal Abdallah, the team of professional deaf swimmers will take part in the national trials at Moi Sports Center, Kasarani.

Jamal Abdalla, Lali Mohamed, Saddam Yusuf, Hamza Ahmed, Mohamed Hassan will be representing Lamu in the race to join the national team that will represent the country in the World Deaf Swimming Championships slatted for August in Argentina later this year.

Amputee footballer Lucky Hinzano who plays for Coast Amputee soccer team will join other amputee footballers in Eldoret for the trials of the national team selection.

While flagging off the teams at Mokowe Headquarters, Governor Timamy wished the athletes well during the trials and committed to continue supporting sports through identifying, nurturing and promoting talents.

In attendance was CECM Sports Hon. Sebastian Owanga, Sports Chief Officer Ms. Hafswa Difini, Sports Officer Mr. Peter Ndichu among others.


For further information contact; Lamu County Government office at

County Government of Lamu has successfully undertaken a hygiene sensitization campaign among small and medium entrepreneurs’ from Hindi on the importantance of keeping a clean environment and safe place to work so as to improve efficiency and business environment.

Led by Trade and and Investment Chief Officer Md. Joyce Murimi, county teams from the Department of Public Health and Trade on Thursday emphasized on the importance of traders especially food handlers in meeting the required standards of cleanliness to enable them continue etching a living in a safe environment.

Md. Joyce also noted that as Governor Issa Timamy administration will continue investing in infrastructure and creating an enabling business environment and called upon traders to ensure they keep their environment so as to prevent any likelihood of disease outbreaks.

In attendance was Hindi ACC Mr. Bii, Trade Director Mr. Ali Ahmed, Hindi Ward Administrator Mr. Kassim Hassan, Public Health Officers led by Mr. Joseph Mwamburi, Agricultural Officers, Trade Officers among others.


For further information contact; Lamu County Government office at

Cabinet Secretary for Interior Prof. Kindiki Kithure paying a courtesy call to H.E., Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW at the Governor’s office in Mokowe.

The CS is in Lamu for three days is holding security meetings with political leaders, religious leaders and public barazas to adress security challenges in Lamu.

Earlier in the day, the CS held security meetings and public barazas in Witu and Mpeketoni respectively.


For further information contact; Lamu County Government office at

Lamu County Re-Opens Tourist Information Centre

In line with achieving it’s overall objectives of positioning Lamu as an outstanding tourist destination and providing quality and efficient services to it’s customers, the County Government of Lamu through the Department of Trade and Tourism has today reopened Lamu Tourism Information Centre.

The centre that is also hosting Tourist Police Unit is located at the popular Mangrove jetty, opposite Lamu Museum in Lamu Island.

Speaking during the launch, Trade and Tourism CECM, Hon. Aisha Miraj thanked key tourism stakeholders like the tourist police, Lamu Tour Guide Association, Lamu Tourist Association among other key players for their commitment towards supporting the establishment of an office that will enhance visitor experience right from the point of entry.

“Growing the visibility of Lamu as a preferred destination in domestic, regional and international markets is an integral pillar of Governor Timamy’s government towards promoting tourism. I call upon all stakeholders to support this initiative as part of making Lamu the most preferred tourist destination in the region” said Hon. Aisha.

Tourism Chief Officer Md. Joyce Murimi emphasized that the center will provide a welcoming environment for travelers to learn about available tourism products and services.

She further noted that the Department had initiated plans to ensure all tour guides are accredited as part of creating trust and protecting tourists from unscrupulous persons who exploit those visiting Lamu.

Tourist Police In-charge Evans Chea lauded the County Government’s effort towards setting up a Tourist Police Desk noting that it will enhance swift coordination and response whenever need arises.

In attendance was Lamu Tour Guide Chair Mr. Ziwa Abdalla, Ms. Judith Lion Miss Tourism 2023 Miss Judith Liona among others.


For further information contact; Lamu County Government office at

Lamu Deputy Governor H.E., Raphael Munyua accompanying Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kindiki Kithure in a security public baraza at Witu.

CS Kindiki put on notice political, religious, and community leaders who are inciting members of the public to engage in acts of violence and destruction of property in the guise of resolving long-standing issues that they would be dealt with firmly and decisively in accordance with the law.

Towards promoting security, the CS noted that the government will invest Ksh.20B to supply security officers with modern equipment to combat the threat of terrorism and violent extremism.


For further information contact; Lamu County Government office at

Timu ya Kizingitini imenyakua kombe la Talanta Hela kwa chipukizi chini ya umri wa miaka 19 kwenye fainali ya kukata na shoka iliyogaragazwa katika Uga wa Shule ya Bright Star Wadi ya Shella jioni ya leo.

Kizingitini ilinyakuwa kombe hilo kwa kuwaadhibu FC Barcelona mabao mawili kwa moja.

Kaunti ya Lamu inatumia mashindano haya kutengeneza kikosi imara kitakachowakilisha Lamu katika mashindano ya kitaifa ya Talanta Hela-19.

Akihutubia halaiki akiwa ameandamana na Naibu Gavana Raphael Munywa, Gavana Issa Timamy amesema, watasubiri ripoti ya wakufunzi wawili wa zamani waliokuja kuchagua wachezaji 40 watakaochuana katika ngazi ya mkoa wa pwani kwa mchujo kabla ya kufuzu kwa finali yatakayochezwa Siku kuu ya Jamhuri kule Nairobi.

Aidha, Gavana Timamy amesema lengo la michuwano hii,ni kuhubiri amani , uwezeshaji wa kiuchumi pamoja na kubaini vipaji kwa vijana.

Timu itakayochaguliwa itatiwa kambini wakati wa likizo ya Agusti kwa ajili ya mazoezi.

Wakati huo huo, Gavana Timamy, aliwapongeza vijana kwa kuonyesha nidhamu ya hali ya juu na kuwatuza mshindi wa kwanza shilingi laki moja huku wapili akipokea elfu 50 ikiwa ni nyongeza ya zawadi kutoka mfukoni mwake.

Waliohudhuria tamasha hilo, ni pamoja na Katibu wa wafanyikazi Balozi Ali Abbas, Afisa mkuu wa wafanyikazi Abdulnasir Issa, Mawaziri wakiongozwa na Waziri wa michezo Sabastian Owanga, wawakilishi wa wa Bunge la Kaunti miongoni mwa wengine.


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