Mombasa, KENYA: With Kenyans traveling to different places to celebrate their Christmas in style, many thronged Mombasa’s Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach commonly known as ‘pirates’ to mark the festivities.
Mombasa has seen an increase in number of tourists this festive season in both local and international tourists, running away from the winter abroad, visiting the coastal city.
Meanwhile, vendors at the beach claim that despite the numbers, business has been slow.
Aisha, who sells refreshments ta the beach blames the slow business turn out on the recent demolitions of stalls by county askaris.
“Since the commotion, people are afraid to come here,” she said.