Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangí has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the next 30 days following a spate of recent killings in the area.

In a statement on Wednesday, the CS declared the affected areas a disturbed zone.

He also directed the immediate deployment of a multi-agency security team to mop-up illegal firearms and activities in the affected areas.

“In accordance with Section 106 (1) of the National Police Service Act, 2011, the National Security Council has declared the following parts of Lamu County as Disturbed Areas and ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew for a period of thirty (30) days effective Wednesday, January 5th, 2022,” Matiangí said.

“Majembeni, Ndamwe, Mkunumbi, Pandanguo, Witu, Hamasi and Binde Warinde locations.

“Residents in the Disturbed Areas are requested to cooperate with the Security agencies and to share information on suspicious persons and activities.”

The directive comes after one person was killed in Bobo-Sunkia village in the Hindi division, Lamu west on Monday.

Lamu county commissioner Irungu Macharia said the attackers also torched two more houses in the village before vanishing.The commissioner said investigations are underway to ascertain the true identity of the killers and their motive.

The area has seen a land dispute between ranchers and local settlers.

Five suspects were on Tuesday arrested over another attack at Widhu Majembeni in Lamu county, which saw six people killed on Monday.


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