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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