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Victims of Lamu Attacks Buried Under Tight Security

Thirteen people were buried as a result of the recent attacks in Lamu County.

The burials took place at Lamu's Widho, Salama, Hongwe-Msafuni, Muhamarani, Juhudi, and Marafa villages, with police and military presence.

Locals in the villages have been terrorized by armed bandits who have raided the communities, torching houses and stealing household belongings since the beginning of this month.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, calls to improve security in distant villages were heard at every funeral Nation.Africa attended.

The burial of Francis Kamau, 45, in the Salama region of Widho village was attended by only a few mourners after dozens of residents abandoned the area and set up camp at the Shalom Academy in Kibaoni town for fear of assaults.

Mr Kamau was one of six people killed by the bandits that stormed Widho on January 2nd of this year.

On January 1, the dead was kidnapped by terrorists while cutting trees in a neighboring forest, only to be found with gunshot wounds along the road within Widho retail mall on January 3.

Area MCA Paul Kimani spoke to mourners during the Tuesday afternoon burial, condemning the continuous attacks in his Mkunumbi Ward villages, which have left 13 people dead.

The victims were killed in a week's time, including police officers.

"We want security in these communities to be bolstered up to prevent the recurrent insecurity occurrences that have resulted in 13 people being killed and houses being set on fire. If an RDU camp can be constructed in Juhudi village's Ukumbi area, the situation will be resolved, said Mr Kimani.

Francis Mugo, a Lamu senatorial aspirant in the upcoming general election, urged to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i and his Land counterpart Farida Karoney to visit Lamu promptly to study land concerns and guarantee they are effectively resolved.

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Francis Kamau Juhudi Lamu Marafa Salama


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