• In 2020, the National Government announced plans to upgrade 408 Kilometres of roads within the city slums.
• Mukuru Kayaba being near the Nairobi River residents experience water spills from the river which is polluted and full of garbage.
Hopping and jumping is a daily unwanted ‘exercise’ for the people of Mukuru Kayaba as a means of getting their way through the area.
Normally that is what commuters do to avoid stepping on puddles of water whenever rains pour in estates or in the ever congested and busy city centre.
The scenario is different in the slums which are said to have a population of more than 100,000 people where open raw sewerage flows freely on footpaths and in between houses.
Living in the slums is hard enough, but when it rains pours it's downright miserable
Grey-black in colour with a mixture of mud and garbage and most times with a foul smell is what flows within Kayaba as children play, mama mboga sell food products and daily activities take place.