New Lamu Governor Fahim Twaha has pledged to prioritise security in his first 100 days in office.
He spoke on Friday shortly after he took the oath of office in Mkunguni Square, Lamu town.
Twaha said insecurity caused by frequent al Shabaab raids in the county had greatly hurt tourism and development.
He said security is the backbone of development and he will work with the national government to ensure peace and nomalcy are restored in Lamu.
Twaha said he is working on a plan to have terror-prone areas like Kiunga and Basuba get daily helicopter patrols.
“I understand the challenge of insecurity that has plagued Lamu for the last few years and I understand that it has to be top on my priority list. Lamu must regain its lost glory,” he said.Twaha extended an olive branch to all poll losers in the county and asked them to join hands with him in serving residents.