He insisted that the latest incident that involved the PS was well planned and swore that the perpetrators would be apprehended whether alive or dead.

“The PS is a resident of Lamu, a woman and a Muslim for that matter. They targeted her because she is a government officer and maybe because he is aligned to a certain political party.

SHOOT-TO-KILL ORDER

“They do it in a manner that appears as if they are terrorists but we know of politicians who are providing funding so that residents, security officers and even government officials are killed,” he said.

“They want to instil fear by creating insecurity so people can’t vote but we want to let them know that people will vote and will do so in large numbers too,” said Mr Marwa.

He said it was unfortunate that the politicians were taking care of and protecting the terrorists including feeding them and ensuring their life inside the Boni forest was comfortable as they continue to frustrate locals.

Mr Marwa issued a shoot-to-kill order for any terrorist spotted anywhere in the county.

AL-SHABAAB SPIES

“Why hasn’t the governor or any leader for that matter come out to even issue a condolence message to the PS and the families of those who died or even condemn the incident? What’s the meaning of their silence?” he posed.

Mr Marwa also talked of presence of Al-Shabaab spies situated at the main entry and exit points at the Lamu and Mokowe Jetty’s in Lamu who are said to give information on any persons of interest visiting the county.

He directed police officers to have all persons entering and leaving Lamu town to be thoroughly frisked before being allowed to continue to their destinations.

He said his office was aware of youth who are being financed by politicians to collect and feed them with crucial information or movement of a particular individual coming to Lamu Island, Manda, Shella or back to Mokowe.

FIERCE OPERATION

He said it is from such terror related spying that terror activities are planned and executed in the region.

“You will think they are innocent idle youth who keep walking all over the place day and night but they are in fact spies. We want those responsible arrested no matter what. Police should also ensure any idler at Mokowe or Lamu vacates. We need to sift out genuine people from the rest,” said Mr Marwa.

He said fierce operation to hunt down militants who attacked the PS last week was still underway.

He also said the Linda Boni Operation has been intensified and will go on indefinitely until all Al-Shabaab elements are eliminated completely from the dense Boni forest.

“Airstrikes in Boni forest will continue forever and we don’t care who is inside that forest. He or she should move out or we bomb it. Those against bombing of the Boni forest should also keep off or they come clear and tell us what agenda do they have with the forest and those inside that forest,” said Mr Marwa.

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