Kenya: Fear of attacks by al-Shabab hits tourism on Lamu Island

Al Jazeera visits Lamu Island to assess the effect on people whose lives depend on tourists.

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    Kenya's serene beaches and tropical climate have long been a magnet for tourists, especially from Europe.

    But attacks and kidnappings by the armed group al-Shabab in recent years have scared the visitors away.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Lamu Island about the effect on people whose lives depend on holidaymakers.


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