Today, Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W has flagged off a consignment of 900 bags of rice and 780 bags of beans that will be distributed to the most hunger stricken and vulnerable families in Lamu County.

The relief food which is being distributed by the national government in partnership with County Government of Lamu, will cushion families that are facing starvation from the biting effects of drought that has left thousands of households reel under the pangs of hunger.

Speaking during the distribution exercise in Mokowe where over 350 households received relief food, Governor Timamy said his Administration was working closely with the County Commissioner’s office to ensure the residents receive the right service from them.

“There are no people who belong to the County government while others belong to the national government. We are serving the people of Lamu County as a whole and therefore we have created synergy that will help us yield good results in whatever we do,” Governor Timamy said.

He further added that apart from giving food relief to vulnerable households, they will also be targeting primary and secondary schools.

On the issue of water, the Governor noted that he is working hard to ensure they revive the broken-down desalination plants as part of resolving the water crisis issue in Lamu East.

In attendance was Deputy Governor H.E. Raphael Munyua, Acting County Commissioner Mr. Charles Kitheka, N.D.M.A C.E.O Hared Hassan Adan Lt Col (Rtd), C.E.C.M Agriculture Hon. Jimmy Gichu, C.E.C.M Education Hon. Sebastian Owanga, C.E.C.M Fisheries Hon. Faiz Fankupi County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, C.O.S Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa.


For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office Email: communication@lamu.go.ke