“My name is Anne Wacuka Njeri. I am a swimmer”. That is how inspirational paralympic swimmer Anne Wacuka introduces herself and tells her story. With pride and dignity. In Nairobi, Kenya it is not so easy to grow up with a disability. A lack of knowledge often let people treat you with pity. But Anne […]
After the draughts of some years ago a number of pastoralists stayed around the city of Nairobi, herding their cows and goats. Maasai pastoralists roam the streets of Nairobi with their cattle in search of water and grass. Herds of cattle cross the tarmac roads. Irritated motorists have to wait until the cows or goats have made way […]
Rabbit keeping is nowadays very popular in Kenya. In this 112th episode of African Slum Journal, small farmer Francis Wachira shares with us his secret of getting good yields from his crops through the use of rabbit urine. At first Wachira was keeping rabbits for the meat for his family and surrounding community. But now he is […]
Playing gives children a chance to practice what they learn. When children play they learn to reason, to negotiate and solve problems. So it is important to allow them to play. Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning. Slum Architects Association together with ‘Play without Borders’ introduce new games in Korogocho slums. Your reporter for […]
The green motorbikes are a revolution for smooth and fast transport in the city. As Nairobi is always bustling with heavy traffic, the motorbikes are a good alternative for public transport. It is door to door service and fast. With the world wanting to go green and durable, the new electric motorbike is clean and silent. No […]
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