County Government of Lamu


Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timmay has this morning commissioned the countywide distribution of free ECDE and TVET learning materials at the County Headquarters in Mokowe.

A total of 130 Early Childhood Development and Education centers (ECDE) across the county are set to benefit from the free county learning materials and text books while 19 Technical and Vocational Education and Training centers (TVETs) will receive different workshop and learning materials.

The materials will go a long way towards entrenching a holistic development approach in our learning institutions.

Speaking during the event Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy underscored the importance of early childhood education adding that they are the base to nurture a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.

“My administration will remain committed to support and equip our ECDE centers that will enable our beloved children to acquire learning abilities and the required social development. Towards the realization of the same, my administration will further ensure ECDE centers receive free learning materials after every four months in a bid to emphasize the importance of early childhood education as an essential building block of a child’s future success” Governor Timamy said.

The Governor further pledged to form a task force that will visit all ECDE centers across the county to inspect on their infrastructure as well as report on how to improve and make them more effective. The County boss also revealed that his administration would promote teachers who were employed long ago as well as employment of more teachers under permanent and pensionable terms.

As the world is celebrating World Teachers’ Day whose theme for this year’s celebration is “The Transformation Of Education Begins With Teachers” Governor Timamy took that opportunity to celebrate all teachers for their dedication and sacrifice in their work and also promised them that his administration will start recognizing annual best teachers as a way of recognizing their efforts and also creating healthy competition amongst them.

The County Government of Lamu will also engage TVET instructors and other partners to explore on how to ensure certificates issued to graduates are recognized in the job market. According to Governor Timamy certificates and qualifications that are recognized and accredited proves that the course pursued meets all the professional standards set in a given jurisdiction and also enables job seekers to explore a wider job market spectrum.

In matters of development, the County Governor committed to redress the health sector by ensuring there is efficient and effective service delivery, fighting drug abuse, improving on agriculture and infrastructure among others.

Hon. Paul Thairu, HSC, Mst.J, CECM Education and Vocational Training thanked HE Governor Timamy for demonstrating his goodwill towards investing in ECDE and TVET noting that they have strong dividends to individuals, communities, and national economies through improved livelihoods, workforce participation, and GDP growth.

Also in attendance was the Chief of Staff Dr. Abdulnassir M. Issa, TVET managers, TVET trainers, ECDE teachers, ECDE pupils’ among others.


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The Aweer community from Boni forest in Basuba ward, have today given their views in the ongoing Lamu County public participation on County Integrated Development Plan 2023-2027 in accordance with section 126 of the PFM Act 2012.

This in line with Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy’s vision to ensure views from all 10 wards are included in the preparation of CIDP III.

The Aweer community who are small scale subsistence farmers, hunters and gatherers lauded the County Government of Lamu for ensuring they have visited them despite the insecurity and topographical challenges across the ward.

Basuba Ward was the final ward where views were collected, before the County Public Participation team embarks on drafting and validation of the same, before it’s forwarded to the cabinet for approval and later the county assembly.

The County Public Participation team led by their head and the Deputy Director Administration Mr. Shee Kupi, thanked the Aweer Community for their contribution and assured them the issues raised along agriculture, livestock keeping, Health, bee keeping, insecurity among others shall be reflected in the County CIDP III.

The Aweer community also thanked the security team under Amani Boni, for their tremendous contribution in peace keeping along the Boni forest corridor as well as facilitating the county team to visit them to collect their views.

Lamu County appreciate the goodwork being done by our KDF in Lamu and will continue to support any peace related function in the County.


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Lamu Governor Issa A. Timamy among other Governors from drought stricken counties met the Deputy President H.E Rigathi Gachagua to discuss immediate and long term interventions to curb the effects of drought.

It was resolved that Kenya Meat Commision will work with county governments to implement the livestock off-take directly from farmers. County governments will also be required to set aside 2% of their budgets to support drought response.

Also in attendance was Council of Governors Chair Ann Waiguru and ASAL County Governors.


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Yesterday, the Lamu County Government, Governor Issa A. Timamy and his team of CEC’s and C.O’s paid a courtesy call to our office to learn more about the Go Blue project. He was briefed by component leads from all Implementing partners on the Go Blue interventions. The Governor committed to work well with JKP to make sure the Goblue projects run smoothly.


Via Jumuiya Ya Kaunti Za Pwani – JKP



H.E Governor Issa Timamy has been elected as
CoG Blue Economy Committee Chairperson in the just concluded Council of Governors Induction in Mombasa. Governor Timamy was one of 18 Governors that were elected to lead the Council of Governors’ (CoG) Committees during the CoG’s leadership elections held at the Pride Inn hotel yesterday, 17th September 2022 in Mombasa County.

As the Chair, H.E Timamy will coordinate the agenda between counties and the national government in blue economy innovative development, development of marine economy, employment and ensuring a long-term sustainable blue growth is achieved.

The Governor also congratulated Kirinyaga Governor H.E. Anne Mumbi Waiguru and Wajir Governor H.E Abdullahi Ahmed for being elected as the Council of Governors Chairperson and Vice chair respectively.
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang was elected as the Chief Whip.


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Lamu Governor HE Issa Timamy has appointed the first County Assembly sitting to be on Thursday, September 2022. According to Kenya Gazette Notice No. 11021.

On this day, Members of the County Assembly Elect and nominated members shall take oath of office and thereafter elections of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker shall be done.


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Lamu County Governor H.E Issa Timamy has joined other Frontier County Development Council (FCDC)
Governors in a breakfast meeting to discuss how they can work with the National Government towards promoting devolution and improving regional cooperation for socio-economic transformation among the member counties.

The meeting which is being attended by the 10 member counties in Mombasa, will see the Governors being taken through the scope of FCDC, areas of development interest under FCDC as well as how to ensure counties have collective and coordinated efforts by all stakeholders, with communities at the centre of all initiatives.

Addressing the meeting, Lamu Governor committed to ensure Lamu will be represented in FCDC programes so as to tap the existing devolution vast opportunities that will improve his Administration service delivery, enhance peace and security as well as promote a conducive environment for businesses to thrive.

FCDC mainly focuses on increasing people’s access to essential services in agriculture and livestock, education, water, land, peace and cohesion sectors. Its member counties include; Lamu, West Pokot, Wajir, Turkana, Tana River, Samburu, Marsabit, Mandera, Isiolo and Garissa counties respectively.

Also in attendance was World Bank Director- Keith Hansen.

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Lamu County Government has kick started interdepartmental consultative meetings with stakeholders, development partners and National Government representatives in preparation of County Integrated Development Plan (iii) that will cover year 2023-2027.

The five year County Integrated Development Plan which will later be taken for public participation in September this year, will outline a framework for development in Lamu and aims to co-ordinate the work of both levels of the government in a coherent plan to improve the quality of life for all the people and contribute towards devolution.

According to the County Governments act section 108, the county integrated development plan(CIDP) outlines the county development goals covering a period of five years and reflects the County strategic midterm priorities, captures specific goals and objectives, a coasted implementation plan, provisions for monitoring and evaluation and clear reporting mechanisms.

Lamu County CIDP 2023-2027 Public participation will be held from 26th September 2022 in every ward. Respective dates per ward shall be communicated through the county Ward administrator offices.

Today, the County held its meeting organized by budget and economic planning led by their chief Officer Salma Omar with the Health sector led by their C.E.C.M Dr. Anne Gathoni. Also in attendance were Health Chief Officer Dr. Victor Tole, Director Health Dr. Abubakar Baasba, Director of Budget and economic planning Andrew Waweru, Deputy County Commissioner Philip Oloo among others.


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Lamu County Governor HE Issa Timamy, has hosted a delegation from World Wide Fund for Nature Kenya (WFF) to deliberate on how local communities in Lamu can conserve, protect and restore the natural resources they depend on.

The Governor commended WFF for its beneficence to Lamu county through championing for a sustainable blue economy, supporting the implementation of nature based solutions to conserve our environment and the blue forest advocacy.
He further committed to ensure his administration supports WFF Lamu as part of ensuring local communities continue to contribute towards providing an enabling environment for the achievement of sustainable natural resource management.

Lamu County Government will further liase on how to work with WFF towards;

  1. Triple Benefit Program (TBP) – Land to Sea to achieve improved human well-being, thriving biodiversity, and enhanced climate mitigation & resilience for people and nature in the countries of intervention.
  2. Lamu Mangrove conservation.
  3. KECOFISH project to support socio-economic activities including fisheries and tourism.
  4. Danida Market Development Partnership (PMP)
  5. Disaster Mangement(EOC)

WWF has been working in Kenya since 1962 alongside the government, civil society, private sector organisations and local communities to contribute towards providing a conducive environment for the achievement of sustainable natural resource management.

The meeting brought together WWF delegates, among other County officials.


Lamu Governor HE Issa Timamy today made an impromptu visit to Mpeketoni Sub-County hospital to check on the services offered, the infrastructural state of the facility and the status of drugs availability.

During his tour, Governor Timamy visited pharmacy and drug stores to ascertain whether there were sufficient drugs and non-pharmaceuticals in the facility before interacting with patients and the public to inquire from them the quality of services offered.

The Governor who was accompanied by his Deputy HE Raphael Munyua, expressed his commitment to operationalize the maternity wing, modernize TSS ward, facelift the Mpeketoni sub county hospital, equipping the new Mpeketoni OPD block as well as introducing automation of hospital payment services to improve transparency and efficiency.

“I urge the Department of Health to direct much attention to service delivery and motivation of health staffs in a bid to improve working standards and morale that will help restore county residents trust and faith in our facilities. I would also want to urge our medical practitioners to be robust, effective and efficient towards serving the great people of Lamu” Governor Timamy said.

Towards improving service delivery, the Governor further highlighted that plans were underway to introduce automation of hospital payment services which will improve transparency and efficiency. The county will also introduce mechanisms to mitigate unexplainable losses of drugs and absenteeism of health staff.

The Governor also noted that the County will be procuring two additional coolers to be fitted at Mpeketoni sub county morgue.

His visit comes as part of his departmental fact finding tour to ensure all departments are working effectively.

The governor later visited Mpeketoni market traders.


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