The government has put in place adequate security measures to ensure the safety of thousands of local and international tourists visiting Mombasa and coastal areas as they usher New Year today midnight.
Thousands of ecstatic local and international visitors will be trooping to various hotels, entertainment joints and churches today night to usher New Year in style.
Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata said security has been beefed up at the beaches, churches and other popular spots which will be 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 during a media briefing 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, 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.
The RC said cases of Al-Shabab attacks and attacks by criminal gangs has subdued because the local residents have embraced Security Multiagency approach of volunteering vital information on security matters through Nyumba Kumi initiative.
Elungata at the same warned public vehicles against flouting traffic regulations saying stern action will be taken to ensure road safety and protection of passengers.