County Government of Lamu

WE WILL SOLVE THE WATER PROBLEM: PROMISES Governor Timamy

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy has promised the residents of Ndau that the government is in a hurry to solve the water problem in Ndau village.

Speaking at the 10th graduation ceremony at Lamu Technical and Vocational Education and Training college, the Governor said they have already spoken with engineers to expedite repair of faulty water grinding machine. In addition, he said his government will pay for the transport of water from Kizingitini to Ndau.

Addressing the graduates, Governor Timamy congratulated them for qualifying and advising them to be a good example to the society.

“After qualification, you will begin the journey of socializing, and my request to you is to be a good example and also work on your profession properly,” said Governor Timamy, assuring that his government will continue to fund education in different universities and kindergartens.

Regarding the County development, the governor said his government will ensure that it has established a fish storing ice plant in Mokowe as one way of expanding Lamu’s blue economic market.

Governor Timamy had demonstrated with the minister of education Hon Sebastian Owanga, Minister of blue economy Hon Faiz Fankupi, Chief of public service Ambassador Ali Abbas, Administrator of the office of Governor Abdulnasir M. Issa, chief accounting officer of education hon hafswa difini, giz representative Mr brayan baya among others.

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LAMU DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPONSORS A NEEDY MARGINALIZED STUDENT FROM SANYE COMMUNITY TO PURSUE HIS SECONDARY EDUCATION

Lamu Deputy Governor H.E. Raphael Munyua has put a smile on the face of Khamis Omar, a needy student from the Sanye community who could not raise school fees to join form one.

The D.G said he was touched after learning Omar was from the marginalized communities in Kenya and had undergone through a lot of hardship to complete his primary education and secured him an admission at Mpeketoni Boys national school.

The Deputy Governor who is an alumni of Mpeketoni Boys pledged to be Omar’s guardian and further assured him he will not only educate him through high school education, but also the university.

Omar could not hide his joy following the Deputy Governor’s gesture saying that his parents live in abject poverty and his hopes to continue with education had been rekindled.

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C.B.K PAYS COURTESY CALL TO LAMU GOVERNOR

Lamu County Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W has today held discussions with Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to deliberate on areas of partnership for the interests of local communities.

The discussion centered on areas of possible partnerships including training County Executive Committee Members and treasury officers on financial matters where he also emphasized that his administration is keen on diverse investments.

Governor Timamy further noted that the county has many economic activies that generate revenue including livestock, blue economy, tourism, agriculture, mining and a newly built port. The govenor is partnering with stakeholders to digitize the revenue streams to make them cashless.

Led by Central Bank of Kenya Mombasa Branch Manager Mr. Agina Clement, also presented a memorabilia booklet which holds specimen bank notes of the new currency issued in 2019.

In attendance was Lamu Deputy Governor H.E. Raphael Munyua, CBKs Mrs. Ondari Emily and Habib Mazrui.

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GOVERNOR TIMAMY PRESIDES OVER THE GROUND BREAKING OF EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER IN HINDI WARD

The construction of the first Emergency Operation Center in Lamu County has begun today.

The ground-breaking ceremony was graced by Lamu County Governor H.E Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W and once complete, the center will host response units that are responsible for promoting efficient organization and coordination of search, rescue operations, disaster and emergency response within rescue region.

According to the Governor, the center will act as a resource center to the county government, Red Cross, World Wide Fund, Police among others to enable them operate from a central coordinated place whenever there are hazards and emergencies.

“This disaster rescue center will be a game changer towards responding to emergencies in Lamu. It will enable stakeholders to operate from a designated place thus reducing response time and increased coordination, making emergency and disaster response missions, coordination and operations swift and timely” Governor Timamy stated.

The Governor who was accompanied by his Deputy H.E Raphael Munyua further noted that many emergency response missions fail because resources and personnel are far apart and that largely affects decision making in times of emergencies.

The coordination center is expected to be complete by end of April this year and is being constructed in partnership with World Wide Fund and Kenya Red Cross.

In attendance was Hon. Tashrifa Bakari Mohamed, C.E.C.M – Lands, Red Cross Regional Manager Mr. Hassan Musa, WFF Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Mr. Ahmed Mbarak, Lamu County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa, Chief Officer Devolution and Disaster Management Mr. Kasim Mohamed among others.

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*KAUNTI YA LAMU YAZINDUA HUDUMA ZA AFYA MASHINANI [TimamyCare]*

Gavana wa Lamu Mstahiki Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W asubuhi ya leo, amezindua upya huduma ya afya mashinani katika makao makuu ya afisi za kaunti ya Lamu, Mokowe.

Huduma hiyo ya gari ambayo itawafikia wenyeji vijijini mwao, itafahamika kama *Timamy Care* Afya Mashinani, Afya Majumbani .

Huduma hizi zitatolewa na wahudumu wa afya wa kaunti wakishirikiana na wale wa kujitolea katika sehemu za ndani.

Akizungumza wakati wa kuzindua gari ambalo litatumika kutoa huduma hiyo, Gavana Issa Timamy, amewapongeza wahudumu wa afya wa kujitolea kwa kazi nzuri ambayo wamekuwa wakiifanya ya kushugulikia wagonjwa mashinani.

“Kama hakikisho la kudumisha uhusiano mwema baina ya serikali na wahudumu wa afya wa kujitolea, serikali yangu itapendekeza kujumishwa kwa wahudumu wa kujitolea kwenye bajeti ya mwaka wa 2023/2024 ili wapate kiinua mgongo kutokana na kazi yao nzuri” Asema Gavana.

Kwa upande wake,Naibu Gavana Raphael Munywa,aliwapogeza wahudumu hao kwa kujitolea kwao na kuwaomba waendelee na juhudi zao za kutoa huduma afya kwa ushirikiano na idara ya afya.

Waziri wa Afya Daktari. Mbarak Mohamed Bahajaj, alimshukuru Gavana Timamy kwa kujitolea kuboresha huduma za afya huku akitoa hakikisho kuwa idara yake imeweka mipango mahususi ili kuboresha huduma za afya.

Gari hilo ambalo ni la kipekee, lilikarabatiwa na kuweka vifaa vya kutoa matibabu ya afya, limerejelea kutoa huduma baada ya kutelekezwa miaka mitatu iliyopita litakuwa likitembea vijijini kutoa huduma za afya mara moja kwa wiki.

Waliokuwepo ni pamoja na Mkuu wa Utumishi wa Umma Balozi Ali Abbas, Msimamizi wa afisi ya Gavana Abdulnasir M. Issa, Afisa Mkuu wa Uhasibu Dkt. Victor Tole miongoni mwa wengine.

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JUDICIARY TO SET UP A HIGH COURT IN HINDI WARD

Lamu Principal Magistrate Hon. Allan Temba Sitati and his team has today paid a courtesy call to Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W to discuss on possible areas of collaboration.

Lamu Governor committed to support the Judiciary by allocating them land in Hindi Ward to set up the first high court in Lamu County citing that he’s keen on enhancing access to justice by ensuring court facilities are established closer to citizens.

Principal Magistrate Wachira lauded the move saying the County Government decision to allocate them land for construction of the high court is a milestone in the transformation journey of the judiciary.

The establishment of a high court in Lamu will be a sigh of relief to many Lamu residents who were forced to travel to Kilifi and Tana River counties to access high court services.

Mr. Wachira was accompanied by Lamu Resident Magistrate Martin Wachira Kadhi Swaleh M. Ali, Lamu County Secretary among others.

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*LAMU COUNTY GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE IT’S DISASTER RESPONSE*

County Government in partnership with the Kenya Redcross Society and World Wide Fund will construct an Emergency Operation Center at Mokowe Command Center to enhance disaster response across the county.

Speaking after launching a multi agency response operation center training program, Chief Officer for Devolution, Disaster Management and Resource Mobilization Hon. Kassim Mohamed noted that a well conceived emergency preparedness and response plans will not only save lives and property, but will also contribute to resilience and post-disaster recovery by lessening the impact of a disaster.

The center will be set up in Hindi Ward will help in coordination, disaster response as well as resource management.

In attendance were Regional Director Kenya Redcross Society Hassan Musa, Assistant County Commissioner Philip Oloo, Marine Project Officer WWF Kenya Hassan Bwanamkuu, Redcross County Coordinator Abdulhakim Abdu among others.

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The County Government of Lamu in partnership with World Bank-funded Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Program (KCSAP), have handed out freezers, pestcides, jembes, spraying pumps and heifers to five microprojet interest groups from Witu, Bahari and Mkunumbi wards respectively.

Speaking during the event, Lamu County C.E.C.M for Agriculture Hon. James Gichu assured farmers that County Government of Lamu will continue supporting smallholder farmers and this year the county government through the department of Agriculture will be giving high yield planting seeds among other farm inputs .

He further assured farmers that the Governor Timamy was working towards reviving Agriculture through supporting small holder farmers by giving them farm inputs, subsidized tractor services, planting seeds among others.

The CECM further urged farmers and pastoralists to live in harmony adding that peaceful coexistence would foster economic growth in Lamu as well attract more development partners.

Addressing the beneficiaries during the distribution exercise, KCSAP County Program coordinator Mr. Steven Mbuvi, urged the groups to preserve the livestock for posterity and not seek short-term benefits. The project aims to increase agricultural productivity and enhance resilience to climate change.

The groups that benefited include;

Witu Ward

1. Majengo Walemavu that recieved 20 heifers.

2. Witu Upendo CBO recieved 30 heifers.

3.Wendo Tangeni recieved 30 heifers

4.Muteithia group recieved 8 motorised spraying pumps.

5.Kasakakairu Tumaini silc benefited with kienyeji mash.

Bahari Ward

1.Singoma Self Help group 30 heifers.

2.Kilimani Vision Women Self Help Group 25 heifers.

3.Upendo Majirani women Group 25 heifers.

4.Onido Neema Self Help Group 20 heifers.

Mkunumbi ward

1.Mkunumbi Nusrat women Group 20 heifers .

2.Ndambwe received an outboard engine, life jacket, cooler boxes, flippers fishing reel.

Mkunumbi fisher received Deep frizeer, jiko okoa, frying karai, big frying sppon.

In attendance were CECM Education Hon. Sabastian Owanga among other officers from Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Program (KCSAP).

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LAMU COUNTY SIGNS AN MoU TO CONSTRUCT 5,000 AFFORDABLE HOUSES IN 5 YEARS.

Lamu County Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W has today signed an MoU on behalf of Lamu County with the National Government for the construction of affordable Housing program in Lamu County.

Speaking after signing the MoU at the sidelines of the 9th National and County Coordinating Summit that is being chaired by H.E President William Samoei Ruto in Naivasha, Governor Timamy said the project will see Lamu build 5,000 houses where 1,000 houses will be build each year.

The Housing Permanent Secretary Charles Hinga lauded the Lamu Governor for his commitment towards the project saying its a manifestation that with good leadership things can be done promptly and efficiently. He further called on the remaining counties to emulate Lamu and embrace the project which seeks to offer dignified living at an affordable rate for Kenyans.

Governor Timamy said the project is in tandem with President William Ruto’s development agenda for affordable housing a priority.

“This is an opportunity that, if well capitalized on, has the potential to turn around the region’s economy. We will have the best arrangement with the locals and all parties to benefit the people of Lamu County.” Said the A.N.C party leader.

The signing of the MoU was witnessed by Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development Hon. Zacharia Mwangi Njeru together with Lamu County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas.

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LAMU MUSEUM OPENS AFTER UNDERGOING RESTORATION AND EXHIBITION FACELIFT

Lamu Museum has officially opened its doors to tourists, academics and researchers after undergoing restoration and exhibition facelift that was funded by the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman.

The museum which was officially opened by Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage Hon. Penina Malonza, hosts the largest and most authentic Swahili ethnographic and archeological artifacts collections that will illuminate different facets of Swahili cultural heritage and various collections of artefacts such as; traditional clothing, jewellery, furniture, musical instruments, maritime and dhow materials, archaeological finds, among a wide array of household and technical tools and implements.

Lamu Deputy Governor H.E Raphael Munyua who was representing, H.E Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW thanked the Oman government for their contribution towards the face lifting of the museum noting that it was an affirmation that Lamu and Oman have strong relations that date back to the 17th century when coastal cities were occupied by the Sultanate of Oman.

The Deputy Governor underscored the opening of Lamu Museum would open up Lamu county economy through tourism revenue collection and create jobs among the youth in the tourism industry.

Present dignitaries during the official opening that was done on Friday were, PS for Culture & Heritage Ummi Bashir, PS for Tourism Mr.John Ololtuaa, PS for Investment Promotion Mr. Abubakar Hassan Abubakar, Charge de Affairs Oman Embassy to Kenya Amb. Said Al Amry, Former Ambassador of Oman to Kenya Amb. Saleh Harithi, Ambassadors from Sudan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, Chairman of the National Records and Archives Authority, Lamu County CECM for Tourism Aisha Miraj among other national and county government officials.

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