Friday, October 12, 2012

Nairobi facts

2.65 million of Nairobi's four million inhabitants live in slums, a city where 67 per cent of the population lives on less than 2 per cent of the land. They are part of what is known as the "invisible majority" of Nairobians who face long-term consequences of land-grabbing and murky title deeds, prey to slum lords who have made vast profits from building shantytowns on contested land and using the notoriously corrupt police and courts system to protect their investments.  Only one in five in Nairobi  have access to electricity. Only 12 per cent own their shanties in the Kenyan capital. 

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