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MOMBASA INTERNATIONAL SHOW

MOMBASA INTERNATIONAL SHOW

Kenya draws Nigeria at the qualifiers

Kenya draws Nigeria at the qualifiers

Political Entertainment In  Mombasa

Political Entertainment In Mombasa

Balala builds classes

Balala builds classes

Mombasa Games Clinic KICK OFF

Mombasa Games Clinic KICK OFF

VP's House unveiled

VP's House unveiled

SuperSport Lifts Ban on Gor Mahia

SuperSport Lifts Ban on Gor Mahia

Kisima Awards 2012

Kisima Awards 2012

Wanyama nominated for SOYA

Wanyama nominated for SOYA

Kenya to host International Acts

Kenya to host International Acts

Naija Nite

Naija Nite

Students' riots

Students' riots

Football in Kenya

Football in Kenya

News

MOMBASA INTERNATIONAL SHOW

MOMBASA INTERNATIONAL SHOW

By Nicholas Kioko

The five days annual Mombasa International show is a majo....

Kenyan Politics

Kenyan Politics

By Al-Hajj Mtimbiti

 

Kenya's political....

Political Entertainment In  Mombasa

Political Entertainment In Mombasa

By Nicholas Kioko

 

 

Saturday, the second day  of March,2013....

Balala builds classes

Balala builds classes

 

Najib Balala, an aspirant for Mombasa`s governor post, has broken the ground for the c....

Kenya's 1st Presidential Debate

Kenya's 1st Presidential Debate

 

Kenya made history on 11th March 2013 by holding its first ever Presiden....

Kenya to host International Acts

Kenya to host International Acts

 

  

After succesfully hosting R & B singer Akon on the evening of Saturd....

Mombasa Games Clinic KICK OFF

Mombasa Games Clinic KICK OFF

A unique games clinic for secondary school teachers in the six coastal counties was....

ODM Rally

ODM Rally

ODM CAMPAIGNS AT KENYATTA BEACH

Hassan Joho, an aspirant of the post of Mom....

Football in Kenya

Football in Kenya

HOW TO UPGRADE FOOTBALL STANDARDS IN KENYA

Kenya has triumphed in athletics since time immemor....

Naija Nite

Naija Nite

Divas grace Nija Nite

Last Saturday all roads led to the  Ngong’ Racecourse grounds Na....

Kisima Awards 2012

Kisima Awards 2012

The 2012 Kisima Music Awards were held in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, November 2nd. K....

SuperSport Lifts Ban on Gor Mahia

SuperSport Lifts Ban on Gor Mahia

SuperSport to air Gor vs Leopards FKF Cup match

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) ....

Wanyama nominated for SOYA

Wanyama nominated for SOYA

  Wanyama makes list of Kenya sports personality nominees

Harambee Stars rising s....

Students' riots

Students' riots

  One killed as Mombasa Polytechnic students riot                       ....
VP's House unveiled

VP's House unveiled

The official residence of our Vice President was officially unveiled yesterday, 15th Nov....

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VOI - THE VISITORS' TOWN

By Nicholas Kioko

Voi Town

 

The first thing which I noted last June, when I visited the dusty Voi town, is the number of lodges and guest houses.
As I took a walk along Voi – Nairobi road from Voi Bus Stop, I was amazed by the number of buildings which advertised for accommodation. Maghonyi and Comfort guest houses stood conspicuously among them. Driven by stubborn curiosity, I enquired from the room keeper at Comfort.

“Voi is blessed, it`s a transit of visitors from Nairobi, Taveta and Mombasa.” The brown short man smiled. “We also receive visitors who come to see wildlife and geographical features at Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks.” He said as he handed me the key for room 8.

 

Voi is about two hundred and fifty kilometers from Mombasa Island. This closeness to the major port city of Kenya gives Mombasa visitor a resting place as they term goods to Nairobi and neighboring landlocked countries – Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. These visitors add life to Voi town and as residents leave Voi town for their homes, visitors take over.
As Kenya moves towards economic development, Voi plays an unforgettable role and it will continue to be seen as a town which is grows on the visitor’s cash.

*Notes on the writer:
The writer is a freelancer based in Mombasa, Kenya. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . He frequently writes for www.thezanier.com