LIVING WITH COVID-19 IN THE SLUM

LIVING WITH COVID-19 IN THE SLUM

The world is fighting a common problem after so many years, Corona Virus has affected billions of lives across the globe and here in Kenya it has just dawned. The government through the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced mandatory wearing of masks and observation of social distance (at […]

BE BOLD FOR CHANGE

‘Be Bold For Change’ that was the message when African Slum Journal together with Wanny Angerer in Moving Cultures joined women to celebrate International Women’s Day. Our reporter Edinah Bakora spent time with them to bring us this story.

KICKING FOR ENVIRONMENT

Environmental issues in Kenya include deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, water shortage and degraded water quality, flooding, poaching, and domestic and industrial pollution. Green Kenya is using sports as a tool to reach young people and teach them the importance of conserving the environment. Our reporter Jimmy Kitiro spent time with them to bring you this story.

BEAUTY IN TRASH

  Facing marine pollution and unemployment, Julie Church a marine conservationist born and bred in Kenya, started a company that collects discarded flip-flops from beaches and transforms them into animal sculptures. Our reporter Ursula Akinyi visited Ocean Sole Kenya to bring us the story.

WATER ATM

The earth is covered 71% by water, yet water shortage and rationing in Nairobi Estates that lasts for months has forced water companies to come up with more innovative ways to provide the residents with this precious commodity. Our reporter Vivian Awour visited Mathare slums for their famed water ATM.

Cattle in the city

After the draughts of some years ago a number of pastoralists stayed around the city of Nairobi, herding their cows and goats. Maasai pastoralists roam the streets of Nairobi with their cattle in search of water and grass. Herds of cattle cross the tarmac roads. Irritated motorists have to wait until the cows or goats have made way […]

Extreme poverty

Is extreme poverty reduced in Kenya by 2015? The millennium goal number one! Fifteen years have almost past, and did Kenya succeed in reducing poverty? Many people still suffer from chronic food insecurity and poor nutrition. Prices of food and fuel are high. Basic needs like food, housing and education are lacking. For slum residents […]