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Curfew to remain in Mpeketoni, says Nkaissery

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has said the Lamu dawn to dusk curfew still stands in the surrounding Mpeketoni area.

Nkaissery said the curfew had already been lifted on the island but the government was still in consultations with the coast security Committee and leaders from the region.

“We are looking into lifting the curfew in Mpeketoni area but this will be based on the report from the Coast security committee and the local leaders,” Nkaissery said.

“We are working on how we can restore security in Lamu County. But we may only be realise this after resolutions are made with the local leaders in Nairobi next week,” he added.

The Cabinet Secretary, who toured the county on Monday and Wednesday this week, also assured teachers working in the Northeastern region of the country of security urging them to go back to work.

Nkaissery was speaking in the sidelines of the Parliamentary Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security meeting at a Mombasa hotel.

“Security agencies are now on top of things and I appeal to the teachers to go back to their work stations,” he said.