12th Jul2011

What is the Genesis of Mombasa City?

by Owich

Mombasa City dates back to the 16th century. Having began as a result of Arab and Portuguese trade influence in the Kenya’s coastal area.

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Mombasa City

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Tusks in Mombasa City

Genesis of Mombasa City?

Mombasa started as the Portuguese and Arabs landed along the coastal strip of Kenya. The Portuguese under the leadership of Vasco da Gama arrived while touring the world.

They came to the region not only to trade spices, cotton and coffee but also spread the Christian faith. The Omani Arabs who are predominantly Muslim also saw the caostal region as rich in Ivory and other minerals.

Since the locals were illiterate and majorly relied on hunting and long distance trading. The two traders took advantage of locals and made them slaves. (more…)