‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
As the sun sinks the tin latrine comes to life in Majengo slums. With more than 15.000 people only one public toilet is open day and night. People are forced to use tins as latrines, stuffed under the bed. Or use plastic bags, known as ‘flying toilets’. It lowers your dignity, but you are forced […]