Lamu: Kenyan Island
In this third installment of contributor Maurice Mbui's "Kenya on Air" series, you'll get an aerial view of one of the country's Indian Ocean island territories. Lamu Island is part of the eponymously named archipelago which lies off the northern part of the Kenya coast. Accessible from the mainland by boat, Lamu has no roads. It main town, also called Lamu, lies on its northeastern shore. The islands had been part of Zanzibar but became part of Kenya when the country gained independence in 1963.