Hunger and desperation in Nairobi’s informal settlements

The impact of coronavirus on Kenya’s urban poor

The informal settlements in Nairobi are home to about 2.5 million people. Maria sits outside her house in Huruma. Photo: WFP/Alessandro Abbonizio

Story by Martin Karimi

Huruma, which means pity, compassion or mercy, is one of the low-income estates east of the capital city, Nairobi. An estimated 2.5 million live in the poorest informal settlements in Nairobi County. Mathare on one side, Korogocho on the…



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