Via http://www.monitor.co.ug/ – With favourable trade-winds, the sea journey by dhow from Porbandar to Mombasa took around 30 days. When the sea was rough, the journey could take longer and even take the craft to Madagascar. Mohamed Manek set off on a dhow in 1903 when he was only 13. The journey took three months. At Mombasa, Mohamed Manek started working for Allidina Visram, “the Uncrowned King of East Africa”, and was soon appointed the manager of his Boondo estate in Mengo. Mohamed had to travel partly by railway and partly on ox-cart to Kisumu, and then sail up Lake Victoria by boat to Entebbe.
In 1910, at the age of 20, Mohammed Manek went to Zanzibar to marry Fatmabai Ladha Khaki and then returned to Uganda to start his own business.
via Ugandan Asians: Mohamed Manek – A man with a brave heart – Reviews & Profiles – monitor.co.ug.
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