Activists collecting signatures to rid historic town of motorcycles.
Lamu, a Unesco heritage site, is under threat from westernization.
Armed with maps, activists on the tourist island of Lamu have managed to stall plans for Kenya’s first coal-powered plant as local communities become more vocal about rising numbers of foreign-backed projects on their doorsteps.
Beijing’s efforts to cut emissions domestically coincide with coal-financing ventures overseas that include a power plant in a Kenyan town whose Unesco World Heritage status is at stake.
Groups say the coal plant and Lapsset are a threat to the delicate Lamu marine environment.
Lamu Old Town under potential danger due to the advancement of Lapsset.
The court case highlighted that key environmental challenges were not adequately covered by the Environmental Impact Assessment…
A tribunal in Kenya has stopped plans for East Africa’s first coal-powered plant. The proposed project would have been built adjacent to the Lamu Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in the region, retaining its traditional functions.
Kenyan judges have halted plans to construct the country’s first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
In the Lamu archipelago, fishermen ply the channels between lush mangrove forests while life in an ancient Swahili town idles at the pace of the donkeys and boats which are the main means of transport. Life has changed little over the centuries in this part of Kenya’s north coast, however residents…
Campaigners want to stop the construction of a power station that would raise greenhouse gas emissions by 700%.
Curator speaks of “extensive decay and imminent collapse” of the buildings.
Lamu is arguably the most unique and beautiful Swahili town in Kenya. But pollution is fast eroding the efforts to preserve the cultural richness of it’s historical town.
Boda boda operators who shall be found operating inside the Lamu Old town will now be arrested and charged. The move is aimed at protecting the Old town as a heritage site. Lamu old town was listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 2001. There has however been concerns over the rising trends of westernization in terms of architecture, dressing and trading that have attracted the concern of conservationists who feel the situation may result in the old town being delisted as a heritage site.
Lamu Old Town risks losing its Unesco world heritage status in part due to the heavy presence of motorcycles and a booming boda boda business. Amid all the conservation talk, this small but steadily growing community of boda boda operators seems unbothered, as long as they put food on the table. Residents say the boda boda business has reduced mugging as well as the number of drug abusers, as many youths join the trade to earn a decent living.
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Mkunguni Square is situated right in the middle of the Lamu Old Town.
The multi-billion-dollar LAPSSET project promises to transform Kenya — including the oldest Swahili settlement on the African coast. This is the first part in a series looking into the effects of LAPSSET on local communities along its proposed route in: Lamu, Garissa, and Turkana. Along Manda Bay, the mangrove-lined lagoon on Kenya’s coast, a Chinese dredger scoops up millions of tons of sand and coral. Near the shore, a piledriver hammers huge pillars into the sea bed to anchor an 800-metre causeway where huge container ships will one day dock. This deep-water port is the first phase of an ambitious scheme […]
One of the most diverse countries in East Africa, Kenya really does have it all.
Whether you’re looking for the ultimate safari experience, a hiking adventure or a chance to relax on white sand beaches, this fantastic country has it all – at a good price too!
In between all this there’s an incredible array of cultures, stunning scenery and some of the friendliest people in the world.
And that’s why, whenever I get asked the question “I have 2-3 weeks to visit Africa, where should I go?”, my reply is always clear and quick… Kenya!
So to explain exactly why, here’s 14 spellbinding things to do in Kenya that will make you book a trip there today!
#1 Hit the Beach at Diani
Coming in first is one of Kenya’s biggest drawcards and, if you’re an ocean person, like me, then it’s likely to be one of your favourite spots in the country too.
Diani Beach really is Indian Ocean paradise, with white sand continually lapped by azures tides and palm trees that perfectly frame the picture.