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A Store That Sells From Trendy Textile to Fertility Dolls - 8 months ago, 9 Aug 17:39

Wendy Watta

Browsing through Nyambura Wahu’s African Corner store in Lamu, shelves are filled with vibrant jewellery, cutlery, masks, bags, sandals, fabric and more, and there is good traffic from locals either stopping by to say a cheerful hello or tourists looking to bag some souvenirs.

In a business community that has been said to be very close-knit, Nyambura has since come a long way from selling beaded jewellery in Westlands to running a popular store and being considered part of the community in Shela.

“I ended up in Lamu in 2012. I was born and bred in Nairobi and decided to come look for better opportunities to sell my jewellery. A friend suggested I come check out Lamu and I was brave enough to save and come down by bus. I really wasn’t looking to settle here at the time,” she says.

“I started out in Lamu Old Town which wasn’t very touristic ...
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