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Kenyans lauded for promoting domestic tourism

By Philip Mwakio | Jan 12th 2015 | 2 min read
By Philip Mwakio | January 12th 2015

The Government has commended Kenyans for heeding to the call to travel around country during Christmas and New Year holidays.

Former Cherangany MP and State House Political Advisor Joshua Kutunny said the huge numbers of people who took time to visit different tourist hotspots was a clear indication that Kenyans have started to embrace holidays.

Speaking in Mombasa where he joined hundreds of holidaymakers at the populous Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach, Kutuny said while several challenges continue to exist in terms of security, the country still remained a popular holiday destination of choice.

“We have seen the good work of trying to sensitise Kenyans by the Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism and Kenya Tourism Board in their campaigns to make locals travel within the country and this is highly commendable,” Kutuny said.

He said enhanced security patrols by the Kenya Police Service and other State security agencies during the festive season gave much confidence to holidaymakers, both local and international, who enjoyed their holidays undisturbed.

“The Jubilee Government under President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto is committed to ensuring Kenyans and visitors alike enjoy the much-needed peace,’’ he said. He said security patrols witnessed at the Coast and in major towns during the festive season will continue.

The Government, Kutuny added, is serious in its commitment to ensure security is enhanced throughout the year.

“They are not a one-duration thing.There will be even more enhanced security patrols in this new year  to ensure a safer environment for all to thrive,” he said.

Kutuny asked leaders not to politicise security matters as they affect everyone.

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