Kenya: National Power Company to upgrade street lights in Nairobi

Kenya Power- the nation’s utility company has commenced the upgrade of 4,200 street lights to help transform Nairobi into a 24-hour economy and also save on the costs of energy. Ben Chumo, Managing Director of the company stated that teams have been put in place to speed up the project. The project will involve improving the lights […]

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KENYA: A Japanese architect to construct “infrastructure-free” homes in Nairobi

Izumi Sakata- a Japanese architect is promoting the construction of “infrastructure-free” homes for people in a Nairobi slum. According to him, “Kenya has ‘people power’ though it’s poor and seeds cultivated in Japan should bear a lot of fruit there.” His  aim is to build homes in areas lacking water supply, sewers, electricity and other infrastructure. A […]

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KENYA: People’s Participation in Slum Upgrade

In Nairobi, 55% of her population live in approximately 5% of its total area. These form the slums and informal settlements. And as the world’s population is fast becoming predominantly urban, it is estimated that 52% of humanity will be living in urban areas by the year 2020. The inequality of access to land in […]

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