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Government assures security during Easter Holiday in Malindi

04 April 2012, 13:42 Alloys Musyoka

Security committee in Malindi district together with tourism stake holders have assured tourists visiting the region for Easter holiday that the area is safe and that there is no reason for cancelling their trips.

Malindi district Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha has urged visitors who had planned to tour the area not to cancel their trips since the region has been sealed to stop any planned attacks.

He said they have put in place all security measures to curb insecurity in the area which may be targeted by insurgents.

 “We are alert and every where in this region is under security patrol, so we urge all visitors be they foreign tourists and local tourists who have booked hotels in the area not to cancel them because security is guaranteed,” he said.

Nkanatha said that the recent Mombasa attacks should not be a threat to any one intending to visit the area for Easter Holiday as the region has already been sealed by security agents.

Meanwhile North Coast Chairman of Hotels Keepers and Caterers Association Pilip Chai said already many tourists Hotels in the area are fully booked expressing optimism that visitor’s touring the area will comfortably celebrates Easter in the region peacefully.

He said that Hotel industry was pleased with how the government had put in place security measures to protect tourists and also residents in the area.

“Almost all hotels are fully booked and because security has been beefed up in the area we are sure that visitors will enjoy being in Malindi and other areas in the region,” said Chai.

He said most of the visitor’s bookings are local and foreign tourists who have planned to spent their Easter Holiday in Malindi.

Chai went further to add that with the opening of the international entertainment club PataPata in Malindi on Saturday which was under tight security, was clear indication that government had put in place security measures.

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