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Kwale safe for tourists, says Governor

28 May 2014, 14:42 John Kioko

Mombasa - Kwale governor, Salim Mvurya has assured foreign and local tourists that South Coast beaches and islands are safe for visit.

Mvurya faulted those issuing travel advisories to tourists saying they have ill intend only aimed at crippling the tourism industry at both the county and national level.

He said that popular beaches in the area such as Diani, Ukunda, Tiwi, Msambweni and Shimoni are safe for both foreign and local tourists.

Mvurya said it is very unfortunate that the areas declared unsafe by foreign governments are among the safest tourist destinations.

“The areas that travel advisories have declared as unsafe are among the safest and one is left to wonder whether the foreign missions know something that we don’t know,” he said.

According to a statement sent to the media on Tuesday, Mvurya said that his government supports the Nyumba Kumi initiative which is aimed at ensuring Kenyans are safe from the grassroots level.

Mvurya met National Taskforce on Community Policing led by Chairman Joseph Kaguthi on Monday in his office where he pledged his support on the issue of security.

“We support the Nyumba Kumi concept  because it is our belief that it will help all the national policing agents to work closely with citizens at the grassroots level,” said Mvurya.

He revealed that governors are planning to meet heads of foreign missions in Nairobi on Wednesday so they can voice their concerns over the damaging travel advisories.

Mvura, who is also the council of governors vice chair, urged religious leaders to educate youths on the dangers of blindly following radicalization ideologies.

“Such things are aimed at dividing locals on religious lines and that should not be allowed,” he noted.

Joseph Kaguthi, who was accompanied by county commissioner Evans Achoki, addressed a public Baraza at Tiwi Tuesday where he said that the Nyumba Kumi initiative will be spearheaded by all national policing agents.

Among the policing agents included in the initiative include the Kenya Police Service, Administration Police, Kenya Wildlife Service, National Youth Service, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Prisons Service, Kenya Army, Kenya Navy, Kenya Air Force, Immigration Department, Kenya Revenue Authority, private security firms and Kenya Fisheries Department.

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