Mombasa

Sharing lessons from the school of hard knocks

Elizabeth Masya is a successful Mombasa trader
Kenya's Mombasa is the largest port in East Africa and thousands of people rely on the ships arriving there for work. Not just the dock workers, but the traders and brokers who buy and sell and transport the goods which leave on lorries bound for countries like Uganda, Rwanda, and South Sudan. Elizabeth Masya is one of them, a business woman who BBC Newsday's Alan Kasujja met at the port gates. 

(Picture: Elizabeth Masya. Credit: BBC/Alan Kasujja)