Diani Beach

A handful of local tourists stroll along Diani Beach on June 8, 2021. The hospitality industry, which is on  its deathbed, is trying to survive with domestic tourists. 

| Wachira Mwangi | Nation Media Group

Tourism faces valley of death as pandemic bites

For years, tourism was the bedrock of the coastal region’s economy, employing thousands and supporting secondary sectors. But this changed last year when Covid-19 struck.

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