Uhuru confident Government will revamp tourism
31 August 2014, 16:13
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Government has put in
place security measures to revamp the tourism sector at the coast.
The president said the heightened war on terror and drug trafficking by the
Government will ensure reduced crime and at the coast and other parts of
The President said the security
initiatives will also give impetus to the tourism sector, which is one
the country’s main foreign exchange earner and coast region’s economic
" Let me assure tourists and locals visiting coast beaches that their safety was guaranteed, said the President.
President, who was on a meet-the-people tour of Mombasa and Kilifi
counties, also put on notice police officers collaborating with drug
barons, saying their days are numbered.
He said the heightened war on drug traffickers has been extended to net anybody involved in the illicit trade.
The President said the government is determined to end the drug menace in the country to save the young generation.
saw what happened yesterday. We will not relent on the war against drug
abuse. Our children should be given a chance to learn and grow into
useful citizens,” he said
The President addressed the public at Mvita, Majengo Kanamai, Mtwapa and Pirate public beach.
Kenyatta regretted that the drug barons were destroying the lives of
Kenyan children while their own children were secured elsewhere.
advised the youth to reject politicians inciting them to violence
particularly those clamouring for a referendum, saying the unending
politics do not add value to lives of Kenyans.
President said security was paramount for any tangible development and
Government was determined to make Mombasa beaches secure to reclaim
their lost glory.
“Let me assure tourists and locals visiting beaches at the Coast that their safety is guaranteed,” said the President.
once again asked leaders to rise above partisan politics and join the
Government in building a country where all Kenyans will be proud of.
President said: “Kenyans have a right to quality service. We must
forget our political parties and come together as leaders to transform
President Kenyatta said the Government’s
agenda to transform the country through infrastructural development will
benefit all Kenyans without ethnic, religious or political bias.
President also said the war on terrorism targeted individuals whose
criminal activities endangered the lives of Kenyans and not communities.
Coast MPs accompanying the President said they had resolved to rise
above party politics and will work with the Government to accelerate
development in their constituencies.
The leader who
included MPs for Mvita, Kilifi North, Kilifi South, Kinango, Lunga
Lunga, Ganze, Likoni, and Women representatives in Mombasa and Kilifi
counties lauded the President for leading from the front the war on drug
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