Bwana Tamu

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Bwana Tamu was Sultan of Pate, Kenya, from 1713. He decided to wage a war on Lamu in order to get the guns that the Portuguese had buried on Lamu Island, on Hedabu Hill. However, his boats were overloaded with fire-arms and they sank on the way to Lamu.[1]


  1. ^ Martin, 1973, p. 7
  • Martin, Chryssee MacCasler Perry and Esmond Bradley Martin: Quest for the Past. An historical guide to the Lamu Archipelago. 1973.