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 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.