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  2. List of slums in Kenya - Wikipedia

    There are many slums in Kenya, for example in the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa. According to UN DESA ( United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs ), 55 per cent of Kenya's urban population were slum inhabitants in 2007. In 2019, around two million inhabitants of Nairobi lived in informal settlements. Contents 1 Nairobi 2 Mombasa

  3. Viwandani (Kenya) - Wikipedia

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Viwandani is an informal settlement (known locally as a "slum") in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. It is an electoral ward within the Makadara Constituency of Nairobi County. It borders on the Nairobi Industrial Area. The name "Viwandani" means "at the industrial zone" in Kiswahili.

  4. Mukuru kwa Njenga - Wikipedia

    Mukuru Kwa Njenga is a slum in the East of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It borders the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the north, Industrial Area business district to the south and other growing suburbs areas within Embakasi region such as Donholm Estate.

  5. Kangemi - Wikipedia

    It is on the road connecting Nairobi with Naivasha. Kangemi likely has more than 100,000 residents. While it is a multi-ethnic slum, the largest group of residents consists of the Luhya tribe. Kangemi is located in a small valley. The slum has no sewerage. About 20,000 persons belong to a Catholic parish based in Kangemi.

  6. Nairobi - Wikipedia

    Nairobi ( / naɪˈroʊbi / ny-ROH-bee) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyorobi, which translates to "place of cool waters", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 4,397,073 in the 2019 census, while the metropolitan area has a ...

  7. Kibera - Wikipedia

    A view of Kibera Dwellings in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya c. 2008 Kibera is a division of Nairobi Area, Kenya, and neighbourhood of the city of Nairobi, 6.6 kilometres (4.1 mi) from the city centre. Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi, and the largest urban slum in Africa. The 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census reports Kibera's population as 170,070, contrary to previous estimates of one or ...

  8. Mathare - Wikipedia

    Mathare is a collection of slums in Nairobi, Kenya with a population of approximately 500,000 people; the population of Mathare Valley alone, the oldest of the slums that make up Mathare, is 180,000 people. Mathare is the home of football teams Mathare United and Real Mathare of the MYSA. Contents 1 Gang violence 2 See also 3 Further reading