Powercuts, no electricity – YouTube

working in the darkPower 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 the children alone in the house, it’s really dangerous, that’s why I take the tin lamp with me to my kiosk and back. If I leave it with my children and they get playful, the lamp can fall and burn the whole place down and all the houses around it.” A problem that remains unsolved as the residents do not known whom to turn to, to solve these bad electricity and power cuts. Your reporter is Ursula Akinyi.

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