Governor Amason Kingi has ordered the Kilifi County flag to fly half mast till the day the body of his former deputy county governor Kenneth Kamoto who was gunned down last Wednesday Mombasa by hooded gun men was laid to rest.
Governor Kingi who evidently fought back tears while giving his Jamhuri day speech said that it is time for the people of Kilifi to mourn the late Kenneth Mwamkombo Kamto.
Kingi added, “We all remember Kamto as a leader who sacrificed to serve the great people of Kilifi, we are therefore going to give him our last respect.”
Kamto was shot dead early in the morning yesterday by unknown people at his home in Nyali estate.
Addressing the gathering, Kilifi North Member of Parliament, Owen Baya, asked the Kilifi County Assembly to draft laws that will tax industrial products that are being transported outside Kilifi.
“We have very many resources coming from our county, for example, Kilifi is the number one producer of salt countrywide. We need our people to benefit from this,” Baya said.
However, addressing the people of Malindi at Cleopatra, Malindi deputy county commissioner Karung’o Kamau asked the residents to liaise with the sub county security committee to provide information concerning corrupt government officials.
By Simon Guruba and James Mwalimu