Visiting an Orma Village in Tana Delta

Above: Orma at a wedding ceremony Published: 23 November 2019 It’s twilight, that magical moment when the sun has travelled the sky to end the day. In that golden moment we’re on the banks of the Tana before it branches out into the famed delta by the same name. The river is calm. The dugout […]

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From Kalota to Kipini on Tana Delta

Above: From the arch of the mosque near Fumo Liyogo’s grave near Kipini on the tip of Tana Delta – Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday Nation magazine 16 November 2019 It’s a quiet brook at Kalota on the tip of the delta that is Kenya’s largest, the Tana. It’s here we hop on to the boat […]

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Sailing Up Tana Delta

Above: Bajuni fishing boat at Kipini. Copyright Rupi Mangat From the archives: January 2014 It’s 7 a.m. and we’re at the mooring bay in Kipini where the fishermen take a break from the deep sea and for their dhows and mashuas to be repaired. Their lives are centred around their fishing vessels with makeka’s spread […]

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