Kilindoni, District Capital of Mafia, 1965-2010
Kilindoni is a small market town which also contains the government headquarters (Boma), a court, mosques, church, bank, post office, district hospital, primary and secondary schools, a few small hotels, cafes, airport and harbour. It has grown considerably during the years I have been visiting Mafia, with more shops, a larger market, and (very recently) a refurbishment of the Boma. A number of new NGOs have sprung up and have their offices in Kilindoni. A new harbour is being constructed, as presently there is no deepwater harbour. Unfortunately, apart from a couple of pictures taken in the 1960s, most of my photos of Kilindoni were taken in the new millennium. In 2002 and 2004, I stayed at the small hotel Harbour View, but this had fallen into disuse with the extensive work required around it for the new harbour.