Don’t make poverty a crime

Life in the slums is hard. You are treated like a criminal just for living in a slum.

In Summary
  • 35% of Kenyans live below the poverty line. This means, according to the recent census statistics, more than 16 million are poor.
  • Thus, when we criminalise poverty, we’re condemning 16m Kenyans

Last week, three youth, one of them underage, were shot dead by the police in an informal settlement in Kisauni, Mombasa county. Before that, three youth from the Technical University of Mombasa ...

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