Terrorists will not be spared ,Says Uhuru as he tours Lamu,Tana River

Terrorists will not be spared ,Says Uhuru as he tours Lamu,Tana River

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BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI ,17TH JULY 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday  17th July   Visited Lamu and Tana River and pledged terrorists will be met with deadly force. The head of state who took the Jubilee campaigns to the areas said the government was committed to ensuring that every part of the country was safe. Uhuru says the country will not be intimidated by any acts of terrorism.

The president also promised says the government with heavy investment in infrastructure to spur economic growth .In the Lamu town s   of  kizingithi and mpeketoni ,and Garsen in Tana River  county. The president said that security forces   had intensified their hunt for terrorists in Boni forests, and he had given directives for them to be pursued wherever they were and ‘’we shall burry them’’.

The president said no one had the right to take away the life of any other person and that he had decided that fire must be met with fire.

‘’Our citizens are losing   their lives. Our security   forces are losing their lives.My principal secretary was wounded here a few days a go  ‘’ the president told  a rally in kizingitini.’’we have to deal with these terror mongers .I have no apologies  to make in taking the tough measures we are taking’’.

 

The president and his deputy  William Ruto  spoke of the giant steps taken in investing in infrastructure –roads ,schools,water,health care,the new port at lamu and lapset projects-over the  last four  and a half years  and said that the foundations for prosperity were all done.

‘’Now is the time to give us five more years’’ .allow us to complete the job   the president said.

‘’This is about getting   more jobs for our young people .it is about improving  security and entrenching  peace..It is about  ensuring that our security is sustained  because of our commitment  to getting communities to  work with each other’’  president said in Garsen.

President Kenyatta and deputy president William Ruto acknowledge greetings from Tana river residents-COURTESY

President Kenyatta said the government will continue enhancing   development efforts in Tana  river  county.

He said a project to supply water for irrigation   through a mechanism that   uses  gravity  is now complete and would supply  water at a cheap cost.

The president said the road network in the area will be upgraded including linking it with the transport corridor to North   Eastern Kenya and Ethiopia.

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