Governor Kingi to work with US to enhance security

By Christine Muchira/Release

Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi has said he will work closely with the American embassy in Kenya to ensure that security is enhanced in Kilifi and in the whole coastal region.

Addressing the press at the County headquarters during a courtesy call by the American Ambassador H.E Robert Godec, Kingi said lack of security in the region has largely dragged behind its economy thus contributing largely to radicalization among youths because of unemployed.

The governor said that they are working closely with the American government to see that youths in the county benefit from a mentorship programs that will greatly prevent them from falling into radicalization trapes.

At the same time Kingi urged political leaders to exercise responsible political campaigns as they approach the Malindi By-Election coming up on March 7, 2016.

He also warned that irresponsible politics will only drag Kilifi to worse economic situations than it is now.

American Ambassador Robert Godec said that they are in constant contact with Kenyan security officials and services in Kilifi and the whole of the coastal region for locals and foreigners to be safe.

Godec also urged respective parties in Burundi to dialogue so as to come up with proper solution about the ongoing conflict between Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition.

The Ambassador urged the Kenyan government and Kenyans to give necessary support to the electoral commission of Kenya to ensure that the commission delivers its best during the upcoming 2017 general elections.


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