Kenya remains safe despite attack in Lamu

January 16, 2020 / Comments (0)


Tourist destinations in the coastal town of Lamu remain safe despite the recent attack, the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) has said.

KATA Chief Executive Ms Agnes Mucuha reiterated statements by other tourism industry players who maintained that tourist destinations in Lamu are safe.

The Kenya Tourism Federation Chairman Mr Mohamed Hersi, in a statement issued last week assured the public that the tourist attraction in Lamu is a small fraction of the entire county which is safe. He added that the areas usually targeted by radicals are small and far from the tourist sites.

He added that the tourist sites in Lamu have always been safe and are accessed through a flight to Manda mainland and across the channel to the island.

On the other hand, Iran through their embassy in Nairobi pledged not to drag Kenya into its wrangles with the US. The head of the political department at the Iranian Department, Mr Tohid Afzali, in a press briefing last week assured the public that Iran will maintain a closer relationship with Kenya.

Tourists and travellers, Ms Mucuha further said, who are planning holidays in the coastal town and any other destination in the country should be assured of their safety as Kenya is a peaceful and safe country.

Travellers are encouraged to book their holidays through KATA certified members, who are professional, accessible and operate under a strict code of conduct.

KATA is working collectively with other industry players for the growth of travel and tourism in the country.

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