The government has put in place adequate security measures to ensure safety of thousands of local and international tourists visiting Mombasa and coastal areas to celebrate Christmas and New Year Holidays.
Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata said security will be beefed up at the beaches, churches and other popular spots being frequented by visitors and other revelers.
“Police, Coast Guards and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will make joint patrols to safeguard our beaches and other important areas during this festive season,” said Elungata after chairing Regional Security meeting at his ‘Uhuru na Kazi’ office in Mombasa.
The Regional Commissioner who was flanked by Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub, KWS Assistant Director Arthur Tuda and Head of Regional Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit Nelson Masengeli said security will be scaled up and patrols intensified to guarantee safety of residents and visitors.
Elungata also announced that the Sh460 million world-class waterfront Mama Ngina Drive Park will open its doors to the public on Monday next week.
He said “The modern public recreational facility will boost tourism industry and reposition Mombasa as a top tourist destination in the region.”
The Park is set to transform the tourist resort town of Mombasa to a Waterfront Destination in the region and expected to attract over 1.5 million visitors during the December holidays.
Elungata also warned pubic vehicles against flouting traffic regulations saying stern action will be taken to ensure road safety and protection of passengers.
He said traffic police will arrest on the spot excess passengers found in any Public Service Vehicle (PSV).
Thousands of ecstatic local and international visitors are trooping to various hotels and Coastal tourist attraction site during the festive season.
Mombasa and other Coastal tourist areas are the preferred holiday destinations for many Kenyans and foreign visitors to savour their beautiful sandy beaches stretched out from the South to the North coast and tropical ambience.