Police to tighten Lamu road travel rules after attacks

07Jan 2020
The Guardian
Police to tighten Lamu road travel rules after attacks

More travel restrictions on the Lamu-Mombasa route are in the offing as security officials convened an urgent meeting with local transport stakeholders following Sunday's al-Shabaab attack.

The Monday meeting to address the security situation also comes amid increased terrorist attacks by militants targeting motor vehicles.

Speaking to journalists in Lamu, County Commissioner Irungu Macharia said the government was forced back to the drawing board to find a more effective approach that will ensure safety of passengers and other road users on the Lamu-Mombasa route.

According to Mr Macharia, users of the key road should expect major changes soon.

“We have organised a meeting this morning where the security team will be meeting all stakeholders in the transport sector, particularly those plying the Lamu-Mombasa route. So far security has been intensified on the road but there is a need for the road users to be encouraged to adhere to any new restrictions that they will experience on the road. All this is done to ensure safety of the travellers,” said Mr Macharia.

He said security officers have already been deployed to various parts of Lamu to ensure safety of citizens and their property.