Kenya: water shortage and sanitation still a problem in informal settlements

Kenya: water shortage and sanitation still a problem in informal settlements

With sixty percent of its population living in informal settlements, Nairobi City is yet to fully address the problem of water accessibility and sanitation for more than half of its 3.4 million residents. The government is now planning to change this. Barely two miles east of Nairobi’s central business district,…

Antony Langat

Anthony Langat is a freelance journalist based in Kenya and specializes in reporting on human rights issues, governance, security and climate change.

Defeating flying toilets in Kenya

“Flying toilets” – what is this frightening concept and why does it even exist? Well in Nairobi’s informal settlement, Mukuru kwa Reuben, “flying toilets” are a part of everyday life. Africa Times reporter Lydia Limbe investigates. Mukuru kwa Reuben is an informal settlement at the heart of Nairobi’s industrial area,…

Lydia Limbe is a freelance features writer who is based in Nairobi Kenya and has covered different parts of Africa, including the Indian Ocean Islands.