Lamu county receives new land cruiser vehicles to boost war on crime

Lamu county receives new land cruiser vehicles to boost war on crime

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Part of Lamu Island. FILE/PHOTO.

Lamu, KENYA: The national government has issued four land cruiser vehicles to assistant county commissioners all over Lamu in an effort to ease their mobility in their work and also boost the war on crime.

The Sh.35 Million vehicles are also expected to play an integral part in addressing insecurity challenges in the county.

Speaking during the official unveiling of the vehicles to the public in Mokowe town on Wednesday,Lamu county commissioner Joseph Kanyiri said a fifth landcruiser is expected to be delivered before next month.

Kanyiri said two modern boats have also been acquired to boos the work of marine police officers in the county.

He said the national government was keen to ensure comfortable working conditions for administrators in order to ensure for proper service delivery to the public.

“these vehicles will majorly be used to figh crime and address insecurity.our officers will now be able to move easily and fast whenever they situation requires them to.the same applies to the boats,”said Kanyiri.

Faza deputy county commissioner David Lusava said the vehicles will come in handy especially in the war on drugs since most areas have been inaccessible by foot or motorcycle.

In August this year,the national government awarded a total of 42 motorcycles to chiefs in Lamu in order to ease their operations.

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