In Summary
  • The Lamu Cultural Festival is an annual event normally celebrated in Old Town
  • Lamu Cultural Promotional Group Chairman Ghalib Alwy said at least 50,000 visitors both local and foreign are expected
  • The theme of this year’s Lamu Cultural Festival is Tembea Lamu

Preparations for this year’s 18th edition of the Lamu Cultural Festival are on course with Sh13 million set to be used for the event.

The weekend long event will be marked from November 22 to 25.

The Lamu Cultural Festival is an annual event normally celebrated in Old Town, a historical city which is also listed as a Unesco World Heritage site. The festival is majorly marked to showcase the rich culture and heritage of Lamu’s Swahili people.

50,000 VISITORS

Speaking to the Nation in his office on Wednesday, Lamu Cultural Promotional Group Chairman Ghalib Alwy said at least 50,000 visitors both local and foreign are expected to attend the event.

The theme of this year’s Lamu Cultural Festival is Tembea Lamu (visit Lamu).

According to Mr Alwy, such a theme will greatly boost Lamu's image and encourage people to visit the county to witness an array of cultural celebrations. “We are on course with the preparations. We encourage people to come in large numbers to experience the beauty of Lamu,” said Mr Alwy.

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