How low cost sensors are tracking air quality in East Africa’s largest city

Burning waste (Photo: Soila Kenya)

Activists use sensor data to prove that factory is exceeding pollution guidelines

The Star’s double-page feature article on the health impacts from factory pollution in Mukuru.

The sensors measure and collect air pollution data and more than 70 have been rolled out across Africa. (Credit: Code for Africa)


A pan-African citizen science initiative using sensors to monitor air, water and sound pollution to give citizens actionable information about their cities.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store