The Star (Kenya)
State promotes agro-tourism at Mijikenda festival
The national government on Wednesday used the Chenda Chenda ceremony in Kwale county to spearhead the agro-tourism industry.
Principal Secretaries Safina Kwekwe (Tourism), Josephta Mukobe (Culture) and Fred Segor (Wildlife) chaired the event. It incorporated the Mijikenda Kaya elders from Tana River, Lamu, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Kilifi to appreciate the diversity and unity of the coastal people.
The Shimba Hills National Reserve was chosen for the occasion. Shimba forest is said to be an icon of the Kwale communities because great Kayas and major rituals once held in it.
It is also the largest coastal forest in East Africa and home to many species of trees and animals.