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. […]
What does it take to be a fashion designer in the slums? Sifa is a young and determined fashion designer in Mukuru slums of Nairobi. ‘When I dropped out of school, I was lucky that a local fashion designer taught me her skills. I saved money to buy my own sewing machine. I love to […]
Our 50th Slum Journal is about us, Nairobi Community Media House, which we are so proud of! We, growing up in the slums of Nairobi, started this Community Media House to show our communities what the issues are in the slums. Not only the negative ones, but also stories about passionate and hardworking people who are […]
Joseph, a talented painter from Mukuru slums, knew he was an artist when he was still very young. He is passionate about his art but cannot yet live from his work. Even only paying for the materials is too expensive for his friends. ‘I offer them a sketch, but they want the taste of color’. […]
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. […]
In Mukuru slums every one knows Michael Kinyua, a real entrepreneur. Determination and high dreams keep him going. ‘When I earn some money I immediately invest it somewhere else’. Managing guest rooms and a public choo, helping people to start a small business. He all manage it from the centre of his business, a general store. […]
Playing is a important part of learning. Running outside, playing on the computer, creating things or making theatre. It all helps to develop childrens minds physically and mentally. Your reporters for African Slum Journal are Milan Kamau from Mukuru, Benjamin Sidori from Majengo and Issa Mbatia from LungaLunga slums.