Kenyans in Poverty series: Episode 1 – Kibera


In Kenya there exists a slum that goes by the name Kibera. In Nubian dialects the terms Kibera refers to a jungle. One look at this extent of land covered in shanty houses and dirt paths will let you know that this description is not so far from the truth. The living conditions of people in Kibera are comparable to those of wildlings. There is rampant poverty amongst the residents and this has been the case since the seventies. Most Kenyans will agree that it is the side of their country that they would much rather not be reminded about. Yet the western hemisphere has been unable to look elsewhere and ignore this ever present image of African poverty. They continue marveling at the extreme affliction its residents face every day. Continue reading