Mombasa monument ‘where ghosts roamed’ still stands tall

An image of Mbaraki Pillar in Mombasa taken on December 16, 2019. It is classified as a monument. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Women performed rituals hoping that the spirits residing in the pillar would provide solutions to fertility problems.
  • Mr James Kirkman, a curator, strongly believed the pillar may have been the tomb of a Sheikh of the Changamwe people who lived in Mbaraki.

Standing 50 feet high and located west of Likoni Ferry roundabout in Mombasa town is a 300-year-old pillar believed to have Arab spirits with healing power within its walls.


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