Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W has today awarded 30 students with scholarships worth Ksh. 2.256 Million, under the Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-economic Development (KEMFSED) program.

The scholarships were awarded following a rigorous countywide exercise to identify deserving students and will go along way towards benefiting 10 secondary school students, 18 college students and two students from Technical Training Institutes.

Speaking while awarding the scholarships at Mokowe headquarters, Lamu Governor

lauded the KEMFSED project for their input towards investing in education for a better future, and further urged the beneficiaries to maintain discipline and hard work while in school.

“You are our ambassadors, hence we expect you to maintain discipline and hard work and we also expect stellar performance from you. I call upon parents and guardians to support their children to perform in their academics since that’s the only guarantee to maintain the scholarships” stated Governor Timamy.

The Governor further noted the KEMFSED scholarships would compliment the Department of Education scholarships that also benefits bright, needy and marginalized students from Lamu County.

The learners awarded with scholarships were selected from vulnerable and marginalised grounds with those in colleges getting sponsorships to pursue marine related courses among other courses that are not offered in Lamu.

In attendance was Chief Officer for

Fisheries and Blue Economy Mr. Kamalu Shariff, KEMFSED Coordinator Mr. Mohamed Athman, Lamu County Project Implementation Unit among others.


For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office at