Kenya is employing a massive security plan that will see the country’s battered tourism sector regain its glory following the two kidnapping incidences in Lamu. This cost a life of one of the tourist that had visited leaving Judith Tebbutt the wife to the deceased kidnapped. In addition to that, another 66-year-old disabled Frenchwoman called Marie Dedieu went missing last weekend. Despite being the most popular tourist destination among the many beach attractions in Kenya, of late Lamu was as a danger zone.
However, according to Kenya’s tourism minister Najib Balala the new strategy, which has already been in use, is the closure of the border that connects Kenya to Somali. He also continued and said that Kenya is now a safe destination and that the kidnappings were just isolated incidences so to confirm that, high security was deployed in the area and surrounding areas.
In assuring that, the Kenyan Government organized a tour to Lamu for civil servants in proposal of showing that the region was no longer in danger hence the security was tightened. Although all this was done, the effect made by these attacks was fetal due to the fact that all the bookings that were made by the tourists in advance in of say hotel. Mostly those that are located in Lamu, were eventually cancelled as for fear for there lives to the place they were going.
Hopefully with the tight security and restrictions that the government has put as said by the Tourism Minister, Kenya will revive her glory that had lost in the tourism industry.
SAFARI TOUR NEWS.