From a distance, it looked too cold to harbor any living thing. In fact it was tempting to tip toe inside for a ghost hunting episode. The black grilled door seemed to keep the ‘ghosts’ inside and the humans outside stood in place for security. Accompanying it were a pair of annoying wooden doors that knew not how to shut in the night or day, instead they made sure to slam close then open at the whisper of the faintest wind as if to confirm the existence of ghosts in this gothic looking structure. Then one daring soul caring a black back-pack would be seen striding across the quiet playground heading straight for the grilled door. Without peeping in, the door would be unlocked and the soul would immediately get in and close the grill behind as if securing the fort just in case the ‘ghosts’ desired to venture out. A few minutes later came another soul, and then a few others followed up in the same manner. None of them seemed to note that there was a wooden door after the grilled door that never closed. In fact, it didn’t bother any of them. They came to the Pot for a purpose, one that seemed only viable to them.
Swahilipot Hub came about first as an idea by the youth-loving patron and mentor, Mr. Mahmoud Noor early this year. From the inspiration of the tranquil splendor of the Swahili Culture’s compound neighboring the famous Fort Jesus; the rear section of the compound overlooks the ocean. Standing there is a family house that would witness to a hundred years and counting, that is where Swahilipot hub is located. With a well-manicured slope leading to the blue waters of the Indian Ocean while at the same time overlooking the distinguished English Point Marina amongst other elegant hotels aligned along the sandy beaches of this awesome city of Mombasa. Read more