A multi-agency team from the Kenyan Security Forces has identified and marked several areas along the Lamu-Witu-Garsen highway as ‘Red Spots’ due to the frequent terrorist attacks on the route. The move was announced as one of the critical strategies to nab and defeat the al Shabaab terrorists who have been using the route to harass civilians and police in Lamu County.
The red spots include Nyongoro, Maisha, Lango la Simba, and Milihoi and the multi-agency task force is set to deploy teams to the areas to ensure that civilian buses and police travel safely without falling victims of the jihadists.
The security operation in the area will flush out the Mujahideen as well as secure the equipment and workers working on the road construction. A major highway is being constructed, and it will ensure that the public service vehicles have a smooth journey seeing as the bad road creates opportunities for the militants to attack.
The Multi-agency is determined to rid the entire Lamu County of Al Shabaab as they have been conducting numerous attacks in Boni Forest which serves as the safe enclave for the militants and from where they launch attacks against Kenyans.