Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach: Sustaining the Last Public Beach Along the Kenyan Coast

Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach: Sustaining the Last Public Beach Along the Kenyan Coast

Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach (JKPB) is located in Mombasa, in the Bamburi area. This is the only remaining stretch of beach in Mombasa that is not under private management and where the shoreline is not blocked by private hotels as is the case along most of the beach in Mombasa, this is why it is referred to as a “public beach”. The beach attracts many local and international tourists and is always buzzing with activity. Due to increased activity, the beach is currently under pressure from overcrowding and pollution from various sources. As such, timely intervention is needed to ensure that the beach and the ocean continue to serve both their ecological and social functions without losing their value in the long run.