In Kenya charcoal and wood fuels are an essential energy source, catering for over 80% of its population. Due to the growing demand, production of charcoal has led to the destruction of our forests. However, BrightGreen has been on a mission to provide green cooking energy to homes across Africa through agro waste. Our reporter […]
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 […]
Power blackouts are frequent in Mukuru slums and in the rest of Nairobi. Not only dangerous because of people using kerosine ‘tin’ lamps and candles in the houses, but also bad for business because shop owners often have to close early due to lack of security in the dark. Rose (Mama Franco): ‘If you leave […]
In Gatina slums Celina Apondo has to spend almost 3500 Ksh a month on charcoal to cook. Her old cooking stove uses a lot of charcoal. It also takes a long time for the food to get ready, more than 1,5 hours. More than sixty percent of Kenyans use charcoal or wood as main source of fuel. Penina […]
To avoid high energy bills people in the slums of Nairobi are looking for alternatives. Youth group Koch Hope in Korogocho slums comes with an alternative, the water bulb (a plastic bottle with water and bleach). In daytime when the sun shines but the homes are dark inside you can use this cheap solution. In […]
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.