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Shirati is a town in North Mara, Tanzania on the shore above Lake Victoria, near the border with Kenya. It has a population of c. 100,000<>Jacob, Mugini (23 September 2011). "Shirati to become a town - Pinda". Daily News. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.</ref> It is the northernmost town at the border with Kenya. Most of the residents of Shirati are Luos and Suba-Luos. Bantu communities from Tanzania also live there. Similarly, Shirati has a substantial number of Westerners who work at the mission at Kabwana – translated into "the white people's home" from Luo.
When Shirati was part of German East Africa, the Germans built a fort there, built a sturdy gravel road down to the shore of Lake Victoria where they put in a stone pier, as well as constructing a number of other official buildings.
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