The government of Kenya has imposed a security curfew in the wake of recurrent terror attacks within Lamu County.
The attacks, suspected to be the work of Somali based Alshabab terror group, affected a Kenya-US joint military base and a bus plying the Mombasa-Lamu route.
Lamu County police commander Perminius Kioi said on Thursday the curfew will enable security agencies to monitor, and carry crackdown on any suspicious criminal activities on the island that is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
“The curfew is meant to allow security agencies in the area to easily access, monitor and investigate suspicious activities during the set time,” Kioi told reporters.
The curfew will begin on Thursday from 10 p.m. to 4.a.m. daily. He urged local communities to adhere to the curfew in order to boost the government’s effort to restore peace in Lamu County.