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.
In April 2015, Kenya experienced one of the deadliest terrorist attacks that claimed the loss of 148 lives of students and staff at Garissa University College mostly christians. African Slum Journal visits one of the survivors, who takes us through the ordeal, and how she is coping with the situation.Your reporter is Vivian Awour.
Illegal electricity taps are often the cause of treacherous fires. Like some time ago in Mukuru Kwa Reuben, Nairobi. People come home from work and find their home in ashes. Fire brigades come often late or without water. “If we had permanent houses, we could prevent such fire incidents,” one of the slum residents claims. This illegal […]
‘Changing faces in Dandora’. We speak with Sylvan Ayiecha, chairman of Tunawiri Self Help Group. Dandora has the name of the biggest dumpsite in the world, but it is time to make a change. Instead of idling around, the youth are volunteering to clean their spaces in the neighborhoods. They clean trenches, paint the houses, gates and schoolyards in fresh […]
Collecting human waste in the slums is a daily challenge for slum people. The government is not providing good sanitation solutions. Every day the collectors push their carts through the muddy streets, unprotected. They can only dump the waste straight into the sewers coming in Nairobi river. It is causing a great health risk. Recently there […]
For Faith home is not a place anymore where she feels safe, after she was raped by a 35-years old neighbor. ‘Before I was raped I was always happy and did study very well. Since that day I am afraid of everyone, the elderly, the young adults, because of what happened to me.’ According a […]
‘I was taking my stock at Burma market, along Jogoo road, when a motorcyclist hit me!’ tells Abraham Masuud Kaburu, who was a victim of a hit and run from a speeding motorcyclist. Many people suffer from traffic accidents nowadays in Nairobi. Careless driving, ignoring traffic rules, speeding are the biggest causes of accidents in […]