After failing to secure a formal job, David Kilonzo trained in the art of shoe making, the best all weather, all terrain African Akala shoe. Join Jimmy Kitiro our reporter as he brings you this exciting story.
An old cultural custom against marrying uncircumcised women is blamed for the rampant FGM cases, especially in Tharaka Nithi one of the many counties that still continues to practice the outdated culture of female circumcision. Our reporter Ursula Akinyi tells us of the intensified campaigns on FGM.
Reuse your plastic wares instead of buying new. Watch our 97th African Slum Journal. When you live on less than a dollar a day, you like to reuse it more than once. For 50 Ksh, half a euro, Musila repairs broken plastic containers in Majengo slum, Nairobi. His work is called ‘chomelea’. In this video Musila tells […]
Repair and reuse your plastic wares instead of buying new. Watch our 97th African Slum Journal. When you live on less than a dollar a day, you like to repair it. For 50 Ksh, half a euro, Musila repairs broken plastic containers in Majengo slum, Nairobi. His work is called ‘chomelea’. In this video Musila tells us that the job […]
Taking care of each other is one key to a good marriage, especially in the slums. But for Ezekiel and Esther this is not the case. For twenty years they fight each other. Reasons? Too much alcohol, no food on the table, no rent paid, no uniforms for the kids, etc etc. Sometimes they hurt […]
Margaret Wangare, 85 years old, was one of the first to settle in Mukuru slums, Nairobi after independence in 1964, and lives there for almost fifty years. ‘There was nothing when we came here. We were farming. There was a forest.’ On arrival these first residents were allocated land without title deeds. They started to […]
‘At the age of 80 I still have to collect firewood. My father had many goats, but we never thought of saving for old age. And now without family buying basics as food and soap is a problem.’ Not many people save money for old age, and the government has no regulations on that. But […]