Kenya- Lamu visit by British HC


The British Government assured its citizens and other tourists of their safety in Lamu as it handed over a high-speed patrol boat and other surveillance equipment to the Administration Police (AP).

British High Commissioner Christian Turner said his stay in Lamu earlier this month was meant to reassure tourists that the area was safe and that Britain’s earlier travel advisory has been lifted.

Dr Turner said his government would work closely with the Kenyan security agents to secure the country by fighting piracy, terrorism and smuggling along the Kenyan coast.

“We shall work closely with different partners to ensure police are well trained on new trends of crime and those used by terrorists to execute their operations,” he said.

On Friday, the High Commissioner handed over 10 Land Rovers, 400 video cameras, 64 high-vision cameras and two remote-control surveillance cameras to be fixed at specific border points in the region.

He asked Kenyan security forces to collaborate with the British Government to fight terrorism and piracy so as to secure the country.

“We shall donate another boat and other sophisticated security and communication equipment to Kenya Navy to boost security in the Kenyan waters,” said Dr Turner.