The second annual Lamu food Expo and Festival over held last weekend attracting local and foreign tourists.
Hosted by the Lamu county government, tourists flocked the Lamu archipelago to enjoy the rich Swahili traditional cuisines of the historic town. Traditional cooks and street food vendors had set up their products along the seafront.
Judges led by Chef Mohsine Korich of Fairview Hotel sought to establish the best hotel and restaurant in terms of hygiene, innovation, value for money money, menu and taste among others.
Lamu Governor Issa Timamy said branding Lamu as an Island of festivals is a move to revive the industry and since January, there has been an increase of visitors through airport arrivals.
The grinding stone eating competition staged at the famous Mkunguni square, saw a large gathering cheer on their favourite contestants.