Nairobi

Built to Break: Nairobi’s Collapsing Buildings

Kenya is enjoying a moment of relative calm. But, for how long? Every once in a while, the country is nudged back to the reality of the dangers posed by numerous residential blocks in urban centres, the most affected being the capital, Nairobi. Read More

Altering Nature: How Buildings Contribute to Flooding

Every time it rains in Kenya’s major urban centres, flooding follows. Why? Read More

Uber Driver Almost Raped Me

The growing number of taxis in Kenya’s capital has made it easier and cheaper for Nairobians to move around. But this has come with a hidden cost. Sheila Mutheu shares her ordeal in the hands of an Uber driver who turned her ride home into a nightmare.

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Why Ndaka-ini dam is not yet full despite the ravaging rains

Kenyans have for the last few weeks been left wondering why reports reaching them indicated that Ndaka-ini dam, one of the major sources of water for Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and surrounding regions, is not full despite the ongoing heavy rains. The Africa Uncensored team has been on the ground looking for answers to this puzzle.

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Concrete Desert: African Cities in Urgent Water Crisis

As Cape Town’s water crisis continues to keep the world focused on the Mother City, several other African cities are staring at a similar fate. These cities will inevitably run out of water if the threat is not dealt with urgently. Read More

Kanjo Kingdom – Part 4

How does money extorted from informal traders on the streets of Nairobi wind up in the formal economy? The answer lies in one of Kenya’s most cherished inventions; mobile money transfer service, M-pesa. The final episode of Kanjo Kingdom tracks the liquid cash that corrupt City Inspectorate officers have taken from hawkers, and has a lesson from one of the whistle-blowers who have filmed these men and women for over a year.

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Another Hawker Killed by Inspectorate Officers

Only weeks after a Kanjo Kingdom a hawker was killed by city inspectorate officers around Globe Cinema. Patrick Munga, a potential witness in an impending murder case, was pushed into oncoming traffic following clashes between hawkers and inspectorate officers. Africa Uncensored reports.

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Kibubusa cha Kanjo – Sehemu ya Nne

Katika sehemu ya nne na ya mwisho ya ‘Kibubusa Cha Kanjo’, mwanahabari mpekuzi Mohammed Ali anafichua akaunti za siri ambako maafisa fisadi wa Baraza la Jiji la Nairobi huweka hongo wanazokusanya kutoka kwa wachuuzi. Rekodi za M-Pesa tulizonazo zaonyesha kiongozi wa maafisa hawa kwa jina Benson Akasi Ambani (Wasiwasi), amepokea shilingi milioni 18 kati ya mwaka 2013 na 2016.

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An African Hawking problem too lucrative to fix: Bribery and extortion of Hawkers in Africa.

Ruthless. That is how Jacinta Muthoni, a street vendor in Nairobi, describes City inspectorate officers in Kenya’s capital. For two years, she has been taking medication for an ailing kidney after the officers clubbed her in the abdomen with a truncheon.

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Kibubusa cha Kanjo – Sehemu ya Tatu

Hii ni sehemu ya tatu ya makala ‘Kibubusa Cha Kanjo’ yanayoangazia dhuluma na ukatili ambao maafisa wa baraza la jiji la Nairobi huwatendea wachuuzi. Kando na kuwapiga kitutu wachuuzi, maafisa hawa huwadunga kwa visu kiholela. Wachuuzi wengi wameuawa kufikia sasa. Walioponea wangali wakiuguza majeraha mabaya ya kupigwa au kudungwa visu. Haya yote hayangefanyika ikiwa wachuuzi hawa walikubali kutoa hongo.

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