Kenyan authorities on Tuesday said a
multi-agency security operation in the coastal county of Lamu
has improved the region’s security.
Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert
Kitiyo said Al-Shabaab attacks and attempts that were being
witnessed in Lamu have dropped by almost 80 percent since the
start of the operation, Linda Boni, in September 2015.
“We have managed to thwart several Al-Shabaab
attacks in the region,” Kitiyo said.
The operation involves officers drawn
from both the military and the police. Its major objective is to
flush out Al-Shabaab from the Boni forest, which militants use
as their hideout when they mount attacks.