Increased security at Maulidi Festival 2013

Kenya navy boat

In July 2012 the British High Commission donated a $100K high speed patrol boat to Lamu Administration police to help protect the Lamu Archipelago’s once pirate-infested waters between the fabled tourist destination and Somalia.
The High Commission said it planned to donate a second boat to the Kenya Defense Forces. Whichever of the two boats appears in the photo still looks in good condition.

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Margot Kiser | Conflict in Context

I am a Kenya-based American correspondent, focusing on conflict in East Africa. I have contributed to Newsweek, Al Jazeera, The Daily Beast, among others.

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Best long read ByLiner 2011 for my Newsweek feature, 'Pirates in Paradise'