Upsurge in SGBV cases in Mukuru Amidst COVID 19 Pandemic

Upsurge in SGBV cases in Mukuru Amidst COVID 19 Pandemic

By Juliah Atieno The majority of Nairobi’s residents live in informal settlements and slums, in inadequate housing with little access to clean water, sanitation, health care, schools and other essential public services. Women and girls living in these informal settlements are particularly affected by lack of adequate access to sanitation […]

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Fire Tragedy in Mukuru kwa Njenga

Fire Tragedy in Mukuru kwa Njenga

By Lillian Mutheu It’s around 8pm in the evening people are going on with their usual businesses, suddenly loud  screams engulf the area and a thick dark smoke is seen rising from the households, fear engulfs the  people around they know very well what that means, their belongings or a […]

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Water Shortage in Mukuru Kwa Njenga

Water Shortage in Mukuru Kwa Njenga

By Lilian Mutheu Water is life. Life is existence. The earth itself is made of 70% water. Water is a very important aspect in life. Its usefulness can not be outlived. Human beings and most of the living things need and use water for their day to day lives. We […]

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Teenagers in Danger

Teenagers in Danger

By Andrew Myendo There has recently been an increase in the number of cases of teenagers found on the wrong side of the law. They are a ticking time bomb and those who have noticed this have taken advantage of the situation. Things got worse when schools were closed due […]

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Eradication of Gender Based Violence

Eradication of Gender Based Violence

By Calvin Onyango Walking around my neighbourhood in Dandora, it is very easy for me to identify the bizarre state of affairs that we are living in. As a child, growing up to fulfill my dreams was all I looked forward to. Majority of my fellow students seemed to have […]

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Women in Business in Dandora

Women in Business in Dandora

By Andrew Myendo Most businesses here in Dandora are owned by women who struggle to feed their families. A majority struggle with their businesses because of many taxes that they are charged by the national government and the county. They also do not have permanent structures to sell their goods […]

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Power Troubles in Mukuru

Power Troubles in Mukuru

By Lillian Mutheu Power energy is a daily necessity in life. Electricity is one of the most common types of energy that many Kenyans use. Many residents of Nairobi depend on electricity: from lighting households, lighting the streets to running businesses such as refrigeration, welding and many more. In Kenya, […]

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The Jumuia ya Mukuru Project

The Jumuia ya Mukuru Project

By Davis Otieno The Jumuia ya Mukuru project was started in the Early 90’s by Father Alex from Italy, who was by then the priest of St John in Korogocho. The main aim of the project was to recycle waste that was being dumped in Dandora dumpsite as well as […]

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Living with Pollution

Living with Pollution

By Sally Kivaya Over the years, there has been an increase in the population of people living in urban cities. In most cases these people move from rural  to urban areas in search of opportunities like jobs and businesses while others move in search of medication and furthering their educational […]

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