Wed Nov 29 14:07:00 EAT 2017
The tourism sector is one of the key pillars on which the Kenyan economy sits, earning the country billions in revenue. But in the last few years, the industry has suffered major set backs in terms of dwindling tourist numbers, due to security concerns. Since 2013, terror group Alshabaab has carried out frequents attacks along the coastal towns of Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu and Kwale, driving away tourists and puncturing the sector in totality to a point of near collapse. Although the government assured investors and visitors of their security, more and more attacks were witnessed almost on a weekly basis and most foreign industry players were forced to sell off their premises as tourists rerouted to Tanzania and other safer destinations.