Police warn against hate leaflets in Lamu

Deputy President William Ruto at the Gamba Police Station with senior Security officers in Tana River County on Sunday

Police have warned those circulating leaflets, threatening members of a certain community to move out of Lamu county that they will be arrested.

Administration Police Spokesman Masoud Mwinyi, says police are following leads to establish the origin of the leaflets which have heightened tension in Tana River and parts of Lamu County.

Speaking in Nairobi Wednesday during the weekly media monitoring press briefing Mwinyi urged Lamu residents not to flee their homes since security has been beefed up with more police officers having been deployed to the area.

Mwinyi asked the media to give accurate information to the public instead of issuing inflammatory and fictitious stories and assured that security personnel will provide constant information concerning the security situation in the area.

Further, he said that the State department for Special Programmes in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning has sent relief items and other various necessities in collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross to those affected.

Police have so far arrested 69 suspects over the recent Lamu and Tana River attacks since the Saturday

On Monday night attacked Lamu Conservation Trust, located within Amu Ranch, and caused damage.