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Lamu Muslims allowed to 'break' Lamu curfew

21 July 2014, 19:42 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Muslims in Lamu will be allowed to 'break' the dusk to dawn curfew that was imposed by Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo.

This is after the police agreed to demands by majority leader in the national assembly Aden Duale to allow Muslims go on with Ramadhan festivities until the holy month is over.

Kimaiyo had on Saturday issued a curfew from 6.30 Pm to 6.30 AM in the County to help police tail terrorists bu curtailing their movement.

Duale though had the following day urged Muslims to ignore the order saying that religion superseded any government order.

The two though met Monday in Nairobi and drew up a statement that has put an end to the issue that was brewing.

" Following consultations, arrangements have been made with Lamu County security personnel as well as political and Muslim leaders to ensure that Ramadhan timetable remains uninterrupted, the two said in a statement signed by both leaders.

The curfew though will continue to apply for other residents.

" Otherwise, the curfew is still in place and Lamu residents are asked to observe it, the statement concluded.

Lamu has been hit by terror attacks that have seen over 100 people killed by persons claiming to be Al Shabaab militants.

The government has however insisted that the attacks are politically motivated.

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