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Lamu County on Wednesday joined the rest of the globe in marking World Environment Day at Witu in a colourful event that was presided by Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW.

This year’s event was held under the theme, ‘Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience’

The Governor who was accompanied by his Deputy HE Raphael Munyua, thanked Witu residents and stakeholders for taking part in the clean up exercise and tree planting exercise and further urged residents to continue advocating for a greener environment and conservation of nature.

“As we celebrate World Environment Day, it’s essential to reflect on the past year and confront the environmental challenges ahead. Climate change isn’t a distant threat; it’s a pressing reality demanding immediate, coordinated action” said Governor Timamy.

The Governor further reiterated his Administration’s commitment in protecting land, forests and biodiversity which are critical towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

UN environment programme, Nature Kenya, GEF, KEMSFED, Flora & Fauna, Save Lamu, WWF, NEMA, KEFRI were among the key stakeholders who joined Witu residents to mark the World Environment Day. Also present were County Executive Committee Members.

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Lamu County was declared the best county in County Integrated Development Plan out of 47 counties in Kenya’s County Budget Transparency Survey (CBTS) 2023, which took place on Friday in a Nairobi hotel.

This survey was based on an evaluation of the primary planning and budget papers that counties are expected to produce as a source of information for the public to scrutinize county operations.

This is part of Lamu County’s conscious attempt to keep the public informed about its activities by providing unhindered access to major county plans, documents, and reports .

Speaking when he received the award, Finance CECM Hon. Mohamed Mbwana who was representing Lamu Governor HE Issa Timamy EGH, OGW lauded the Finance, Planning, Communication and ICT departments saying that they have made it possible through their excellent hard work and commitment to share information with the public.

As Lamu proceeds toward industrialisation, Hon. Mbwana urged residents and other stakeholders to continue participating with the government, use the information supplied for decision-making, and take advantage of the opportunities for citizen-led economic growth.

The scientific survey was done across all 47 counties on proper annual report preparation as well as the level of involvement to the members of the public in it’s processes based on verifiable facts.


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KDF Linda Boni Chief of Staff Office in conjuction with Lamu County Government is conducting a multiagency community engagement forum with locals from border villages in Kiunga ward with an aim of assessing the security situations that sought to cement trust between community and security agents in Kiunga border region.

The forum which is the first of its kind to be held in the border villages since the appointment of a new COS for operation Amani Boni, brought onboard various multiagency team drawn from NG-DCC Lamu east, DCI, DMI, KDF, KWS, NIS, NPS, RBPU, GSU, Police Reserving among other stakeholders.

The Community were deeply touched by this visit and openly expressed their views with possible solutions and vowed to cooperate with security agents in abid to protect their areas from any hazardous enemies.


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Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW on Thursday donated assorted food stuffs to Hongwe Special Integrated Primary school where he spent quality time with pupils and encouraged them during the visit.

The Governor committed on ensuring that all children of school-age, regardless of being physically or mentally challenged are entitled to inclusive and equitable quality basic education in order to achieve a better future.

Speaking at the school where he also delivered a fence chain that he had promised the school, the Governor urged learners with special needs not to allow their disabilities to deprive them of self-confidence in attaining a better future.

“My Administration will not leave any child behind and will continue to promote a basic learning opportunity for all, including the children with special needs,” said Governor Timamy.

Towards supporting the school, the Governor further committed to donate 50 learning desks as part of his administration’s unwavering commitment to building a more inclusive and equitable society in Lamu.

In attendance were, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, CECM Education Hon. Sebastian Owanga, CECM Agriculture Hon. James Gichu, Education Chief Officer Md. Hafswa Difini, TSC Director Md. Riziki Daido among others.


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Lamu Governor HE Issa Timamy EGH on Tuesday attended the launch of Sh. 46.2 billion Kenya Urban Support Program II at State House Nairobi.

The launch which was presided over by President William Ruto is spearheaded by the government of Kenya with support from the World Bank and is designed to fortify urban institutions’ capacities, thereby enhancing the delivery and resilience of urban infrastructure and services.

Lamu which is among the 45 beneficiary counties with one municipality, will establish more inclusive and resilient urban services and infrastructure, improved private sector engagement and improved integrated development.


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Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), through the intervention of Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KMTC outlining modalities of engagement between the two institutions to enhance health services delivery in the County.

The MoU which will enable the college to enroll 800 medical students this september, encompasses;

1. Enhancing training of health professionals by introducing more courses like; Nursing, Clinical Medicine & Orthopedics/Trauma Courses.

2. The new Mokowe hospital to become the County Orthopedics & trauma centre, Modern eye unit and maternity where KMTC students will be offered attachment at the facility, King Fahd and Mpeketoni hospitals respectively.

3. Medical students will get to use the new Mokowe Hospital facility for learning purposes while the Department of Health leverages on the arrangement to boost human capacity.

Speaking during the signing in Nairobi, Governor Issa Timamy hailed the move as one that would greatly benefit the county.

“KMTC is critical in supporting the County Government to equip their health facilities with the requisite human resource and my government will work with the College to boost medical training and enable the success of President William Ruto to achieve the Universal Health Care agenda” the Governor said.

He further thanked KMTC for having awarded six scholarships to Lamu students and are currently pursuing their courses at different campuses.

The scholarships were awarded under the Beyond Zero project following the Governor’s intervention.

Echoing the Governor’s sentiments, Health CECM Dr. Mbarak Bahjaj underscored the importance of the MoU towards giving an opportunity for the County and the institute to work together to enhance the delivery of its mandate in training and research.

KMTC CEO, Dr.Kelly Oluoch assured the Governor that the MoU will cement their working relationship and ensure that they are all doing their part to achieve the objective of strengthening the health systems in Lamu County.

KMTC Chairperson Joseah K Cheruiyot and KMTC Board Members also witnessed the signing.


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Idara ya Elimu Vijana,Jinsia Huduma za jamii na Michezo, imeandaa mkutano wa wadau wa sekta ya Michezo kutoka kila wodi ili kutathmini hali ya Michezo pamoja na changamoto zilizopo.

Ukosefu wa viwanja bora pamoja na malumbano ya uongozi zimetajwa kama kati ya changamoto zinazoregesha nyuma sekta mzima ya Michezo.

Akizungumza Na wadau katika mkutano huo, Waziri wa Elimu, Vijana, Jinsia, Huduma za jamii na Michezo Sebastian Owanga, amemuamuru Mkurugenzi wa Michezo Bw. Peter Ndichu, kuunda sajili ya klabu zote za Michezo zilizopo katika Kaunti ya Lamu pamoja na wanachama wake kabla ya tarehe I Juli mwaka huu .

Aidha, Bw. Owanga amesema, ili Michezo kuimarika katika Kaunti hii, lazima Sheria ya Kaunti ya Michezo ya mwaka 2018 itumike ipasavyo.

“Tafadhali tusaidiyani kuweka nidhamu kwenye Michezo, Na sheria hii itasaidia pakubwa katika kulainisha mambo kadhaa” Waziri huo aliongezea.

Waliokuwepo ni pamoja na Afisa mkuu wa Michezo Bi. Hafswa Difini pamoja na Afisa wa Michezo Abubakar Basalama.


Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has warned Lamu residents in preparation for the imminent arrival of Cyclone Hidaya which is set to make landfall in Tanzania and Kenya coastal towns.

Speaking when he chaired a high-level multi-agency meeting at Lamu County Headquarters on Friday, Governor Timamy gave his administrations resounding commitment to ensure there is no loss of lives in the event the cyclone hits Lamu.

“We have had an intensive discussion spanning a wide spectrum of critical topics, encompassing evacuation protocols, resource allocation, infrastructure resilience and communication strategies. We stand united in our commitment to protecting our citizens,” affirmed the Governor.

The cyclone’s trajectory suggests Tanzania will bear the brunt of its force, but there are concerns that some parts of coastal Kenya including Lamu may also experience it’s wrath.

Following these concerns, Governor Timamy has activated the County Emergency Operation Center that will dispatch public communication to ensure that until Monday next week commercial boats will not carry passengers to their capacity, boat passengers must all wear life jackets while travelling between Lamu and Lamu East stands cancelled indefinetly until next week.

The ANC party leader also noted that the meeting had agreed that fishermen should sieze all fishing activities until next week when the cyclone ends.

Cyclone Hidaya is expected to result in heavy rainfall, large waves and strong winds that could affect activities for all those who live along the the Indian Ocean.

In attendance was National Government representatives led by Acting Lamu County Commissioner Lamu Mr. Charles Kitheka, Lamu County Police Commander William Samoei, Kenya Coast Guard, Kenya Red Cross, KMA Manager, CECM Fisheries, Blue Economy, Livestock and Cooperatives Development Faiz Fankupi, Lamu County Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, Devolution and Disaster Management Chief Officer Mr. Kassim Mohamed among others.


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