Lamu residents get relief food after fleeing al Shabaab attack

The government has disbursed a consignment of relief food to Ishakani residents in Lamu who fled their village following an al Shabaab raid on January 14.

The residents fled after the over 100 militants assembled them and forced them to listen to their radicalized summons for over an hour.

Many fled to neighbouring Kiunga village around 5 kilometers away shortly after the incident.

They vowed not to go back home until enough police and military officers are deployed.

The over 300 residents have been staying in makeshift camps in Kiunga.

Last week the residents appealed for food aid from the government and well-wishers.

Speaking in his office on Sunday, Lamu county commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said his office had already received over 600 bags of maize, rice and beans from the national government.

The food arrived in the county late last week, shortly after the affected residents had appealed for food.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.