Tension has engulfed the residents of Lamu county after a vehicle ferrying a judge, police officers and court employees was ambushed by suspected Islamist militants and sprayed with bullets. A Senior Principal Magistrate, A prosecutor and a court clerk based at the Garsen Law courts were among the five people who narrowly survived the attack was launched as they left Kipini mobile courts for Garsen town.
According to news just in suspected Al-Shabaab militants have this evening sprayed a vehicle ferrying 5 court officials with bullets at Lango la Simba on Lamu-Witu-Garsen road. This horrifying new has been confirmed Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata. It is yet to be established the number of casualties as the news continues to unfold.
Cabinet Secretary Amb. Ukur Yatani Delivered the 2022/23 budget to the national treasury before presenting it to the National Assembly this afternoon.Kenya's budget for 2022/23 is 3.3 trillion shillings. The Communication Authority of Kenya is reviewing a number of applications from government agencies to start offering fibre optic services.
Large Troops of Kenya defence force officers have been deployed to Lamu county as coastal region commissioner John Elungata confirms issuing fresh remarks. John Elungata said the county has been a threat because of Al-Shabaab millitants who sneak into Kenya and hide at the Boni forest. According to the commissioner, the officers will help in Manning kcse examinations which are on going.
Kwale security agents are on the alert to avert an impending attack. On Wednesday, Coast Regional Coordinator John Elungata said that two terror cells are active in the county. He added that the insecurity cases witnessed in Kwale and Lamu are linked to local and domestic religious extremists groups.
Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata has addressed the incident which happened on Tuesday night whereby a UDA politician was shot 22 times by unknown people who later escaped using two vehicles. The Mombasa based politician, Ali Mwatsau was heading home from mosque before he was accosted. [Photo Courtesy]
The government has sent more than 100 reserve police (NPR) officers to all Lamu villages witnessing the alleged killings and killings by Al-Shabaab terrorists to co-operate with other security forces in dealing with the terrorists. Coastal Security Coordinator John Elungata visited the affected areas and ordered the NPR to be deployed in rural areas in a bid to crack down on terrorists in Lamu.
Coast Regional Commissioner Mr John Elungata. Top security officials have named Kwale area as the source of terrorist incidents in the Coast region, with two chiefs going into hiding after being threatened with death. Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata said the county currently has two terrorist centers where people are trained in extremism before going on to carry out attacks in and out of the country.
BREAKING: Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants in Lamu Spray Vehicle Carrying Court Officials With Bullets
Kenyans have once again being treated to a sad news involving terror attack in which suspected Al- Shabaab militants sprayed a vehicle in Lamu County. Coast Regional Commissioner, John Elungata announced that the suspected Al- Shabaab militants sprayed a vehicle carrying five Court Officials with bullets at Lango la Simba along Lamu- Witu- Garsen road.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission is urging the political class to mobilize the public to register as voters in their respective counties. Garissa IEBC election manager Hussein Gurre says the county is witnessing low voter turn out and politicians can play a vital role in reversing this. The second phase of enhanced mass voter registration ends on 6th February 2022.
UDA's Mvita MP Aspirant Ali Mwatsau Survives Death After His Vehicle Was Sprayed With 22 Bullets. The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party's Mvita Constituency member of Parliament aspirant Ali Mwatsau on Tuesday night survived death by a whisker after his vehicle was sprayed with 22 bullets and this took place when he was heading back home at round 10pm from prayers.
Kenya Defence Forces,KDF,officers will escort examinations papers in areas that have experienced security challenges in Lamu county, Regional Commissioner John Elung'ata said Monday. This, Mr Elung'ata said, was part of the mult-agency approach the government had employed to ensure security and conference, KRA, Commissioner for corporates support services Dr. David Kinuu said KRA has aligned its service delivery to the 2017-2022 public service Transformation Integrity of the examinations as well the security of candidates and examination officials.
News just in is that suspected Al-Shabaab militants have struck barely less than a week after another deadly attack was reported. This comes as the security forces intensity their operations in Lamu County in order to flush out the militants who have managed to continuously stage daring attacks in the region.
Court officials are feared to have been killed after their vehicle was ambushed by armed suspected Al-Shabaab militants. The officials were ambushed while at Lango la Simba on Lamu-Witu-Garsen road in Lamu County Nation reported that Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata has confirmed the attack. The publication reported that the Toyota Land Cruiser that the court officials were using had at least five occupants
Coast Regional Commissioner Mr. John Elungata has banned night vigil festivities popularly known as ‘Disco Matangas’ in the Coast region as a way of curbing crime and immorality among the teens during the seven weeks of school holiday. The regional boss said night discos are the source of insecurity and said such gatherings have been banned for promoting insecurity and social ills like teenage pregnancies and drug abuse.
The Al Shabaab militia has been wrecking havoc in the coast region over the last few months with the government unsure of how to deal with this menace that has bedeviled our lands. Picture courtesy. Image from the scene. According to Coast Regional Commissioner, John Elungata, a Garsen Law Courts vehicle was sprayed with numerous bullets while it was enroute to Garsen from Lamu.
New details have emerged about the attack in Widho, Lamu County where six people lost their lives while several houses were torched in the Monday morning, January 3 incident. Speaking to the media on January 3, Coast Regional Commissioner, John Elungata dismissed earlier claims that the attack was orchestrated by the militant group, Al Shabaab.
Many security personnel has been deployed to Lamu following the ambushed attack of the court officials by criminals suspected to be Al Shabaab. Team of court officials was injured by the gunmen shot as they travelled from Garsen town to Kipini Mobile Court at around 5.50 pm. According to the police, the first two vehicles, including one that is used in the construction of the Lapsset road, were attacked, but the drivers managed to drive through and escaped with deflated tyres.
The government will give women priority in the appointment of chiefs and assistant chiefs. Coastal region commander, Mr John Elungata, urged women with the required documents to apply for four chief positions with their assistants in the Tana Delta. He made the remarks in Mandingo, Tana Delta constituency.
Coast Regional Commissioner John Elung'ata has ordered the immediate reopening of all schools in Lamu County West Lamu Sub-County after the national government deployed a multi-agency security team to restore normalcy In the region. The security disruption followed an attack earlier this month by suspected al-Shabaab militants that left seven people dead, others injured and property destroyed after some houses in the sub- Lamu West County.