CHETI PRAXIDES

Correspondent,Coast Region.

BIO: Writes for the Star from Lamu county.

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Lamu hospital's link to Saudi King and world heritage listing

Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was king of Saudi Arabia from 1982 until his death in 2005.

Pre-colonial open sewer giving Lamu Old Town a bad name

The situation has become a hygiene headache for residents, tourists and cleaners.

Coast: Lamu governor condemns politically instigated attack by goons during food drive.

The incident is currently being investigated by security organs in the county.

41% of women employed in Lamu, says audit report

Total of 1,693 personnel were audited in a period of three months.

Stop intimidation, Lamu female aspirants tell male colleagues

They accuse them of hiring goons to destroy their campaign posters.

Introduce feeding programmes in schools, Lamu parents tell state

They say there's an increase of absenteeism among learners because of drought and poverty.

Lamu officers trained on IED detection and response

Training to help them prevent and deal more effectively with security incidents.

Lamu patients want kidney transplant as renal unit remains closed

Dialysis ward at the King Fahad hospital was closed because of persistent water shortage

State to pay Sh1.76bn to fisherfolk displaced by Lamu port

Total of 4,734 fishermen to benefit after court proved project violated  community’s rights.

No jetty for Lamu’s only referral hospital two years later

Boats are forced to anchor about 500 metres away, making it difficult for staff and patients.

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