Gov’t lifts curfew, night fishing during Ramadhan

Gov’t lifts curfew, night fishing during Ramadhan

President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted a curfew and ban on night fishing imposed in Lamu back in 2015, so as to allow Muslims observe the Holy Month of Ramadhan scheduled to start this weekend.

The ban was a security measure made by the government following frequent Al Shabaab attacks in the county as well as the kidnapping of tourists and fishermen around and in the Indian Ocean.

The lift comes as a sigh of relief to locals who have been lamenting that they are incurring losses because of fish scarcity, going to an extent of demanding compensation from the government.

The national government was set to lift the ban in May 1 but apparently, it was not an appropriate time.

According to the Head of State, who was speaking during a four-day campaign rally in Lamu, assessment of the security situation in the county shows that it is prudent to lift the ban at this time.