‘Mali kwa Mali’ is a Swahili word which means Goods for Goods. These barter traders walk in middle class estate exchanging new plastics wares with old things such as shoes, clothes or electronics, but do you know where they take them after the exchange? Your reporter is Irene Kibet.
In Quarry slums in Nairobi, Kenya, we visit a traditional doctor who claims he can cure diseases such as diarrhea, stomach aches, respiratory diseases to mention but a few via traditional herbs. Can these herbs really cure you next to modern medicines or is it something from the old days? Decide for yourself, you be the judge! Your […]
In the Chyulu Hills Maasai women talk to African Slum Journal about how they try to hold on to their rich culture by proudly wearing their ornaments. Dennis Abraham: “As a woman you are only allowed to wear them when you become a mother. Men wear them on their feet and arms only.” Strong rooted in their culture […]
The decision of the European Union to ban the sale, consumption and import of Khat, left the Kenyan khat farmers, packers and traders bitter behind. In Meru 80% of the economy is depending on khat production, but now export has collapsed. Joseph Karuti, for more than 34 years a khatfarmer in Meru, is proud of his crops just like a […]
Ryan, the beautiful firstborn son of Christine is deaf and dumb as a result of the meningitis he had as a small baby, the doctor said. Despite all the difficulties because of this, for Christine her two boys are a bundle of joy. Much harder it is to live with the rejection by her family and her husband because of it. This really hurts […]
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