OUR FRIENDS FROM MALAWI WHO SETTLED IN FRERE TOWN MOMBASA
A few months ago I visited Frere Town in Mombasa. This is a settlement for freed slaves. The slaves were freed by Dr. Battle Frere. The communities staying at this place were first settled at Kengeleni also in Mombasa.
At Kengeleni the people were settled there in 1928. The church at Kengeleni was build for the freed slaves. The land in Frere is 50 acres and there are 169 plots.
The slaves who were freed and resettled in Mombasa originated from Nyasaland in the current Malawi. When I talked to some of the descendants, they told me that they do not know their exact home in Malawi. They only recognize Kenya as their home country.
In 1960, a school was established in Frere Town to offer education for the freed slaves. Initially, the school was initially built at Buxton. Then it was later phased out after class five.
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