In Summary
  • The 17th edition of the festival is expected to attract more visitors than last year.
  • A multi-agency security team is in force to deal with any situation that arise.

Security has been beefed up at the Coast, and in particular in Lamu, ahead of the county’s annual cultural festival.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said security officers were on high alert to thwart any threat.

“Those who are going there for the festivities should be assured of their security. We have beefed up security in the entire region to ensure both local and international visitors enjoy the fete,” said Mr Boinnet in an interview on Friday.

FESTIVAL

The 17th edition of the festival is expected to attract more visitors than last year, where more than 10, 000 domestic and international visitors thronged the county.

Last year’s event was termed the “best ever” with businessmen, especially hoteliers, boat operators and small-scale traders and fishermen getting huge profits. This year’s event starts next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, government spokesman Eric Kiraithe on Friday urged residents to remain vigilant, noting the country still faced threats of terrorism.

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