Fort Jesus ‘resurrects’ during gala

By Ernest Ndunda: Saturday, January 12th 2019 at 08:17 GMT +3 | Athletics
Fort Jesus hosted the SOYA Awards last night [Courtesy]

All eyes were on the beautiful, historic Fort Jesus Museum in Mombasa as it hosted the 15th edition of the Soya awards last night.

Guests mingled freely during the event that brought together the who-is-who in Kenya’s sports world.

It was the first time Soya awards were taking place outside Nairobi [Courtesy]

It was the first time Soya awards were taking place outside Nairobi County since its inception 14 years ago.

The world acclaimed Fort Jesus at Kenya’s coastal city is one of the country’s oldest museums and has previously hosted prestigious tourism events.

In recent years, Fort Jesus Museum has witnessed several restoration efforts.

Mombasa County Executive in charge of Sports Munyoki Kyalo was excited as they played host to the annual event.

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“Mombasa has been waiting for several months to host the event and we thank Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho for his commitment to host the event at the coastal city,” Kyalo said.

Fort Jesus Museum has witnessed several restoration efforts [Courtesy]

Built between 1593-1596 to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa, Fort Jesus is one of the most outstanding and well-preserved examples of 16th Portuguese military fortification.

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