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Lamu County, Kenya has been the scene of a lot of violence towards Christians over the past few months. On July 7, Seven Christians were killed for their faith in Jima, Lamu. On August 17, another four Christians were slaughtered for their beliefs Maleli Village, Lamu. Finally, four Christians were killed on 16 September, in Hindi, Lamu. All of these killings were perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, one of the most violent and active terrorist groups in the world. Due to this high activity, Lamu County reiterated its 6:30 pm to 6:30 am curfew which began on July 9. They say that this intended to help security officials conduct their jobs better and more easily. 

 

2017-10-04 Kenya (DailyNation) The dusk to dawn curfew in parts of Lamu will continue until security is restored.

Linda Boni Operation Director Joseph Kanyiri and Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said the 6.30 pm to 6.30 am curfew imposed on July 9 has helped improve security.

Asking locals to adhere to the restrictions, the two officials said the curfew will remain in force in Lamu town until all criminals were eradicated and security stabilized.

The curfew was imposed in Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani, Kiangwe na Ishakani by acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, a day after nine people were killed by heavily armed suspected Al-Shabaab militants in Jima and Poromoko.

The curfew was expected to end on October 9.

Speaking in Lamu, the two security bosses asked locals to fully cooperate with the security agencies in ensuring security and calm are restored.

Mr Kanyiri said warned those who violate the curfew will be prosecuted.

Some fishermen, he said, had defied the curfew.

He said the situation will be reviewed only when the government considers it appropriate to do so.

“We are monitoring movement of criminals on land and sea. So we are asking locals particularly the fishermen, to bear with us for the time being.

 

 

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