The famous town is called Mpeketoni .It is located in Lamu County, 9 kilometres south of the Garsen - Witu - Lamu Highway, approximately 45 kilometres southwest of Mokowe. The town is a settlement scheme started in 1960s by the first president of the Republic of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta near a fresh water lake bearing his named Lake Kenyatta.Mpeketoni and its surroundings were inhabited by Swahilis and a small hunting and gathering by Sanye tribe. The Kikuyu tribe, which is traditionally a farming community, mostly populates this area.Other tribes found in Mpeketoni include the Luo and Kamba as well as the original local Swahili people.The town is on a route that was used by the Arab traders taking their commodities slaves to Lamu Island.
The main reason why bicycles are popular used in Mpeketoni is due to its flat terrain in the Lake Kenyatta phase 1 and phase 2 settlement schemes.This is the most interesting factor in Mpeketoni town.
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