Location Of Kibera Slum In Kenya- The Largest Urban Slum In Africa And The World

by Ekai Kaoo  - February 27, 2023

Kibera slum in Kenya is the biggest urban slum dwelling in Africa and one of the largest slums in the world. The Kibera slum dwelling in Kenya houses over 1 million Nairobi city residents who cannot afford decent dwellings in the Nairobi city. Kibera slum in Kenya is located in Langata area in Nairobi, approximately 5 kilometers from Nairobi City Centre in Kenya. The Kibera slum in Nairobi has been divided into other sections including Soweto section of Kibera slum in Kenya, Kisumu Ndogo section of Kibera slum in Kenya, Kianda section of Kibera slum in Kenya and Gatwekera section of Kibera slum in Kenya.

Most of the Nairobi city residents in Kibera slum in Kenya lack access to basic social amenities in Kenya such as electricity, waterand latrines. Land ownership in Kibera Slum in Kenya basically belongs to the government of Kenya.10 % of the people living in Kibera slum in Nairobi are shack owners while the rest are tenants who have sought accommodation on rental basis.The houses in Kibera slum in Langata are made of mud walls, screened with concrete and roofed with tin and iron for the lucky few. The rent in Kibera slum in Kenya for these shanties range between KSH 700 and KSH 1,000 per month.

The original settlers of Kibera slum in Kenya were Nubians of Sudan origin. The Sudanese in Kenya now occupy close to 15% of Kibera slum in Nairobi. Majority of the Kibera slum dwellers are of Kikuyu tribe in Kenya and Luo tribe in Kenya.Kibera slum in Kenya generally has no lighting. Only 20% of the Kibera slum has lighting provided by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company. The UN-Habitat in Kenya is in a process of supplying more parts of the Kibera slum in Kenya with electricity at a cost of KSH 900 per shanty, which in most cases is rather unaffordable for most Kibera slum dwellers in Nairobi. Until recent times, there was absolutely no piped water supply in Kibera slums in Nairobi. Most slum dwellers in Kenya collected water from Nairobi dam in Kenya for usage. There are no latrines or sewerage facilities in Kibera slum in Kenya. One pit latrine in Kibera slum is shared by families living in up to 50 shanties.

Kibera slum in Nairobi is located near Langata estate in Kenya. To get to Kibera slum in Nairobi from the Nairobi city centre, you can access public service vehicles to Kibera slum at the railways bus station in Nairobi town. You can also pick vehicles to Kibera slum in Langata part of Nairobi.

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