Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata says, the government has deployed police reservists in Lamu County to boost security.
Speaking in the Mokowe trading center in the company of Mbage Nganga a Commissioner with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Elungata said that, the reservists are conversant with the terrain which will ease the operation.
“The reservists are meant to supplement the role of the regular police in providing security in remote and far-flung areas,” he said.
Elungata noted that, the police reservists will offer support to the regular security personnel stationed in the region and provide an important first response to incidents of insecurity.
The RC further called upon the reservists to help fight insecurity in remote parts of the Lamu archipelago, adding that they will receive the necessary support from the government including stipends to help them meet their basic needs.
Elungata said the reservists will also be helping the intelligence to gather information at the grassroots level and cooperate with the regular security agencies in restoring peace and stability in the county.
He said the government was determined to enhance learning in the region citing the construction of the Lamu National School in the Basuba area of Lamu East.
Elungata said some schools in the region which had been closed down for years owing to insecurity were recently officially opened and new teachers posted, adding that teachers should not be worried as enough security has been deployed.