IPOA Chairperson Anne Makori, EBS has hailed the peaceful coexistence of communities at the Coast, noting it was a boost to security operations in the region.

She further pledged support to other stakeholders in the security sector to ensure the interest of the public is safeguarded, especially during policing operations.

This was part of the Chairperson’s address to residents of the expansive Lamu County who had gathered for a prayer thanks giving ceremony at Mpeketoni last Saturday.

Chairperson Anne Makori joins NPSC Chairperson Eliud Kinuthia (third right) during thanks giving prayer day at Mpeketoni, Lamu County, November 6, l2021.

“I am delighted that despite challenges, residents of Lamu have embraced working closely with security agents and giving them the support they need by sharing information. We embrace this kind of partnership which we often refer to as community policing,” she noted.

The ceremony at Muungano grounds last Saturday was in part, to honour National Police Service Commission (NPSC) Chairperson Eliud Kinuthia who hails from the area.

He noted that the community organised the ceremony to celebrate his leadership at NPSC since March 2019 when he took helm at the Commission.

“I took an oath to unite all the communities of Lamu and other parts of Kenya. So help me God,” Mr Kinuthia noted after the ceremony.

The event was also graced by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya and Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho among other dignitaries.