Mombasa, KENYA: Entertainment areas are reported to have recorded high income due to the ongoing the Kenya Primary School Headteachers Association conference in Mombasa.
Most of the people who have been favored by the arrival of our very own “local tourists” are mostly bar and restaurant owners.
Speaking to Baraka FM on Wednesday Peter Otieno one of the bar owners in Bombolulu, Mombasa said the teachers have really boosted his business.
“I have gained a lot of profits for instance, some will come to my bar at around 2.00 PM, book a room and will order for beer; others will order food,take beer and spend the night in my restaurant.” Said Peter.
Businessmen and women at the sandy beaches of Mombasa have not been left behind as business owners at pirates beach (Jomo Kenyatta Public beach ) have also been reported to have gained from the visit.
“This is a really good week for us because some of the teachers arrive here in the morning and leave very late. We have even doubled our prices for instance changing would cost sh 100 but now we have raised it to sh 200 bob.” Said a beach attendant.
According to a teacher who wished to remain anonymous, some of the teachers arrived as early as last week on Thursday; to them this is also a vacation.
“I am happy to be here in Mombasa apart from attending the conference, I am also taking the advantage of the beaches and the coast foods. You will be surprised to know that some teachers traveled last week on Thursday just to get to enjoy themselves before the conference begins.” Said the teacher.
The KEPSHA conference which is currently being held at Sheikh Zayed Children Welfare Center in Mombasa; began on Monday 6th of August and is expected to end on Friday 12th August 2016.