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How KDF won the hearts of Lamu people

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By KALUME KAZUNGU
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Residents in terror-prone areas of Lamu County have identified Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers and other security officers deployed in the multi-agency’s Operation Linda Boni as their 2018 heroes.

Besides routing out Al-Shabaab fighters from the dense Boni Forest and restoring normalcy in the region, the KDF soldiers have gone out of their way to provide humanitarian assistance to the locals.

In 2018, KDF provided free medical camps to over 3,000 locals within the operation area.

Recently, the soldiers saved the life of a pregnant woman from Mangai by airlifting her to the King Fahad County Hospital where she delivered twins.

The soldiers have also been distributing water to the locals and have dug several boreholes.  Their efforts have won the hearts and minds of the locals, who are key in the fight against the Al-Shabaab militants.

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