• Mali kwa mali

    Old for New

    ‘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.  

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    Traditional herbs

    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 […]

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    Maasai women

    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 […]

  • Khat transport

    The Green Gold

    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

    A special child

    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 […]

About us

Logo NCMH -psNairobi Community Media House (NCMH) in Nairobi, Kenya is a professional team of creative film- and video professionals, reporters, camera- and sound operators. We aim to voice and visualize ideas, from concept to product while at the same time we empower reporters from the slum communities. Our media house’ mission is to empower young reporters to be the voice of the community and tackle the social challenges in the slums. In the process we create employment, support independent media and encourage development that will improve the living standards in the slums.

Nairobi Community Media House

TeamNCMHNairobi Community Media House employs a team of eight people. Filmmaker and managing director Kennedy Odhiambo who cofounded the media house together with VoAMF was born and raised in the slum. The media house involves the local slum communities by inviting the people regularly to come to the Bunge Mtaani meetings (Parliament of the neighborhood), see our documentaries and to discuss relevant local topics.

A Community Media House

Musa_Peris_Camera!A Community Media House, concept of VoAMF, is an organization, deeply rooted in the slum, which trains young people in film making and editing. These reporters bring out real life stories from African slums that they sell to both a local as well as to a worldwide audience. In this way a Community Media House offers young reporters a chance to build up a career and to support their families.

African Slum Journal

Dandora dumpsideAfrican Slum Journal is a  biweekly video episode which tells about the life of people living in slum communities. A weak media sector provides scope for corruption and inequality. By giving African slums a voice we will strengthen the local media sector together with the people who live in the slum. Donations of the African Slum Journal are an important source of income. 

Voices of Africa Media Foundation

logo Voices of Africa Media FoundationNairobi Community Media House is supported by Voices of Africa Media Foundation who encourages talented young Africans to play an active role in reporting about their communities and pursue a career as a video reporter or editor. In order to strengthen the African media sector in a sustainable way it is important that the trained reporters are able to generate an income. Therefore Voices of Africa Media Foundation initiates and supports among others Community Media Houses.
sense-studios logoAfrican Slum Journal is also supported by Sense Studios for their webcast- and publishing platform.  

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Bunge Mtaani Korogocho

Is extreme poverty reduced in 2015?  The Korogocho slum residents debate on this Number 1 Millennium Goal. How far has the government and the country achieved this goal? Are there any concrete plans to reduce poverty for us? Can we feed our children and let them go to school now better than in 2000? And […]

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Bunge Mtaani Mathare

Going digital? Analogue TV sets were switched off in Nairobi on 26 dec ’13. More than 90% of the TV viewers in Nairobi were affected by the switch off. Television sets became useless in homes where owners had now yet acquired a set top box to receive digital broadcasts. The prices of the set boxes (about  Sh4,000) are […]

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Bunge Mtaani Kayole

This debate Bunge Mtaani about Living with HIV/Aids is held in the slum of Kayole, Nairobi. We speak about how we deal with the virus HIV/Aids. What are the facts. Information is everything. How to live positively, how to eat well to keep your strength, how to deal with the medication, etc.  Most important message: ‘Do […]

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Bunge Mtaani Kibera

It was a hot debate at the Bunge Mtaani screening in Kibera, Nairobi. Most of the people present say: ‘Family planning is good. Life is very difficult if you don’t plan ahead.’ Women say: ‘Men should always use protection.’ Condoms too are a way of family planning. The use of the female condom was also […]

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Bunge Mtaani Mukuru

Should slums be demolished? In Mukuru slums a court order has been set to demolish homes in Mukuru slum area and evict people who might have lived there most of their lives. Because they do not have title deeds, they cannot claim the land as theirs. Watch also the Mukuru slum Journal No Man’s land.  […]

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Bunge Mtaani Majengo

‘Does 24hr business reduce the issue of unemployment especially in the slums?’ Yes, it creates jobs for youths who then stay away of crimes. No, it attracts illegal business during the night and makes people irresponsible. In this 2nd Bunge Mtaani screening, organized by Nairobi Community Media House, Majengo residents debate the pro’s and con’s of […]

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Bunge Mtaani Dandora

Bunge Mtaani project – ‘Parliament of the street’. Once a month in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, we screen short documentaries for an audience of one of the twenty slums that Nairobi is ‘rich’. Residents participate actively.  They raise relevant issues from the slums. After the broadcast the residents can actively have their say on these issues. The […]

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Living in the Slums

African Slum Journal creates a platform for giving the slums a voice and a face. We, young reporters from the slums tell you these captivating real life stories about situations that affect the people in the slums positively or negatively. Stories from Mukuru, the ‘valley’ dumpsite for industrial waste. Kibera, the biggest slum in Kenya. […]

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