Mombasa: One Square Mile of Kenya

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Mombasa is Kenya's second-largest city, a thriving port with a flavour all of its own.

Having been ruled by Portugal, Oman and the British Empire through the ages, the city has developed a unique culture, with part of its character coming from the Indian immigrants brought here during British rule.

The Old Town is a tourist magnet, filled with grand buildings from the days of empire, though the city does also have areas of poverty.

The city's population - Christians, Muslims and Hindus - have lived in relative harmony. Kevin Mwachero, whose grandfather lived here, tours a city filled with childhood memories.

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