By Philip Mwakio
Dawoodi Bohra community members followed proceedings of this year’s Ashara Mubaraka broadcast live from Mombasa town.
Ashara Mubaraka has spiritual significance for the community.
The spiritual leader, Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who jetted into the country from India a fortnight ago, on Sunday led the discourses from the Masjid Burhani in Mombasa’s Old Town.
Burhanuddin’s discourses are being relayed in more than 700 Dawoodi Bohra centres worldwide.
- 1 Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods'
- 2 EU Commission head urges firms to promote more women to top positions
- 3 Ghana court upholds President Akufo-Addo's poll victory
- 4 Timo Werner sends powerful message to Chelsea fans ahead of Liverpool clash
Burhanuddin is regarded as an ambassador of peace and goodwill internationally. Thirty thousand Dawoodi Bohra community members from Asia, Europe, Americas and Africa are attending the ten-day festivities.
Mombasa has been abuzz with activities since the arrival of the community leader. Security was tight at the venue with both Kenya Police and Dawoodi Bohra volunteers manning the premises.