Saturday, March 15, 2014

Do you Know Which Tribes Dominate Which Slums In Nairobi? Find Out Here…

Slums are home to millions of Kenyans who cannot afford decent housing. Here are the tribes that dominate the slums that dot Nairobi County.
Kibera Slum neighboring Langata

This is the largest urban slum in Africa with a population of almost 1 million people. The Luo makes the bulk of the slum dwellers followed by the Luhyas, Nubis and Kambas. The slum is composed of Kianda, Soweto East, Gatwekera, Kisumu Ndogo, Lindi, Laini Saba, Siranga, Makina and Mashimoni.
Kangemi Slums neighboring Loresho, Mountain View
Kangemi is dotted with slums like Sodom and Kishagi. This area is a luhya and Kisii stronghold although it is the kikuyu who are landowners. The slum dwellers provide menial services like cleaning, gardening and security-especially the luhya-to the affluent in the neighboring estates.
Mathare Slums
Has a population of approximately 500,000 people. The tribes that dominate this slum are the Kikuyu and Luo.

Kawangware Slums
Here the Luhya’s and Kisii’s make the bulk of the population. The estate is sandwitched between the posh Lavington estate and Dagoretti.
Korogocho Slum
Korogocho stands for crowded and has a population of between 150,000 to 200,000 people according to Wikipedia. The slum is divided into seven villages: Highridge, Grogan, Ngomongo, Ngunyumu, Githaturu, Kisumu Ndogo/Nyayo and Korogocho. The tribes that dominate these slums are the Kikuyu and Luo.
Mukuru kwa Njenga
With a population of almost 100,000 people, the slum is dominated by the Kamba’s Kisii’s, Luhya’s and the Kikuyu.


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