When you own a TV in the slums of Nairobi, you are sure of a busy social life. With a lot of neighbors visiting you to watch the news or a movie. Or a small room, a TV, a big disk on the roof and a board showing the day’s line up is what it […]
Drinking, mostly because of idleness, unemployment or stress, is a dangerous activity. Deep in the slums of Nairobi we saw many drinking joints. Changa’a, the illicit brewing often mixed with chemicals to make the consumers drink more, has led to many blinds and deaths. The government imposed the Alcohol Drinks Control Act 2010, but even after the introduction […]
Boda boda motorcyclists complain lack of business from slum residents, who can no longer afford the rides. Also women go back to cooking on charcoal because of the high kerosene prices. The rise of fuel prices affects the backbone of Kenya’s economy, the transport industry. Your reporter is Musa Chahare.
Turning garbage into living is sometimes the only way to provide for your children. Lucy Njeri takes care of her five children and the one of her sister. Mama Caroll sells meat. ‘My clients come from far, they like the way I prepare meat and soup’. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Musa Chahare.
Some slum residents like to keep up with fashion. But why do some women especially like European hairstyles and lighten up their skins? Your reporters for African Slum Journal are Beryl and Musa.
In this Slum Journal we focus on the different ways how to say prayers, either you are a moslim or a christian. Prayer places increase in the slums of Nairobi. Is the growth of churches in the slums a good sign or just made into a business? You reporters are Eriss and Musa.
In Nairobi slums keeping lifestock as goats, cows, chicken and also pigs is hard because of lack of space. Pigs are sometimes kept in secret because some people don’t like it out of religious reasons. Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Eriss Khajira.