Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has ordered the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of locals misusing social media platforms to incite ethnic and religious intolerance within the Lamu region.
The CS spoke on Thursday during a review of the security status in the Lamu West constituency.
His statement was in response to a video that was circulated widely claiming that there was a plot to evict some communities from Lamu.
"We want to make it clear that inciting ethnic, religious hate is a crime under the law of Kenya, and we are not going to let any person incite communities against each other," Kindiki warned perpetrators of ethnic conflict.
In his statement, review, consultations, and assessment of the security situation carried out in the morning at Salama and Poromoko, Lamu West Constituency, Lamu County, was successful.
To avert the insecurity challenges, Kindiki deployed police to enhance security in Marafa, Widho, Juhudi, Salama, and adjacent areas.
He also pledged to rehabilitate several security and reposition others within the area to ensure maximum vantage against criminal elements amid ongoing El Nino rains.
Among the leaders accompanying the CS were local security heads and field commanders led by Coast Region RC Rhoda Onyancha
On Thursday, December 7, the CS posted that the Government was aware of Lamu's insecurity situation.
Kindiki further acknowledged the work of the multi-agency operation in Linda Boni, an area prone to attacks carried out by Al Shabaab militants.
"It is gratifying to note the significant progress made by the Multi-Agency Operation Linda Boni and our officers' commendable and patriotic sacrifices."
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