Governor H.E Fahim Twaha has today assured the public that the Ministry of Lands is in the process of issuing squatters within Lamu County with title deeds.

This follows the completion of the survey process by Lamu County Government for most land occupied by squatters, stated Governor Fahim.

He was speaking to residents of Widho sub-location, Mkunumbi Ward, after he led a delegation to condole with the affected families following a spate of attacks that have led to loss of seven lives and destruction of property.

The Governor condemned the heinous attacks and urged residents to maintain peace, order and cooperation with security agencies in sharing information on suspicious activities.

“I urge the members of the public to adhere with the dusk-to-dawn curfew for a period of Thirty (30) days effective 5th, 2022 in Witu, Mpeketoni, Mkunumbi and Hindi Divisions as instructed by the the Ministry of Interior since it will assist the security agencies to combat the polarized situation,” said Governor Fahim.

He further assured the residents that, the County Executive will this Thursday, January 6th hold an emergency sitting to reallocate a fund of KSh.1million to aid towards the families’ rebuilding and recovery process.

Governor Fahim also instructed the Department of Education to enroll four secondary school students from the area who lost their parents in the attack in the County’s full scholarship program under affirmative action. The villagers will also receive food aid under the ongoing County relief for drought program.

In attendance were: Hongwe MCA Hon. James Komu, County Executive Committee Members Hon. Paul Thairu HSC, Hon. Josphat Musembi, CS Mr. John Mburu, COS Mr. Mohamed Bute and Lamu West Acting DCC Mr. Gakuru, Security agencies among other County and national government officials.

Story by: Samuel Mkare

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