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Problems Affecting the City of Nairobi

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The problem of insecurity has continued to be a major and big issue affecting the people of Nairobi area. It has now been a longtime since various efforts in establishing stable security in the city have continually failed to excel. Nairobi has a lot of unemployed youth some of which venture into crime as a way of getting their daily basic needs and money to survive.


The city has the largest number of people when it comes to urbanization in the country. Many families in Nairobi are desperately sharing a single room that serves all the basic functions of a self contained house. Overpopulation is continuing day by day and the government has gone ahead to look for ways of ensuring that the practice comes to an end soon.

Poor Sanitation

The city of Nairobi mostly the slums are affected by high rates of poor sanitation. Many families are living in dirty environments filled with litter and polythene materials. Nairobi continues to experience a lot of sanitation problems as observed in the area of medicine in which high cases of typhoid are reported and continue to affect majority of residents.

Poor Housing

Majority of houses in the slum areas of the city are poorly constructed with others being made by polythene material. It has come to the attention of many investors that a lot of families are hugely affected during the rainy season in which heavy downpour can make them lose a lot of property as water sweeps away all the assets found in the house.

Traffic congestion

Some residents in Nairobi own personal cars and travelling along the city has been another major challenge. It has come to the realization that most people prefer leaving their cars home as the roads are highly flooded causing jams that make people delay for their daily occupations. The problem is being addressed by the city council offices and it will soon be dealt with.

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Emerging from the athletic heartland of Rift Valley, Eka Kaoo was destined to have a relationship with sports. However, instead of lacing up running shoes, Eka picked up a pen, weaving narratives around the athletes who brought pride to Kenya.

Growing up, Eka was deeply inspired by the marathoners and middle-distance runners from his region, often finding himself amidst training camps and local races, absorbing stories of dedication, sweat, and sheer willpower.

Eka pursued his passion academically at a renowned university in Kenya, specializing in Sports Journalism. This formal education, combined with his intrinsic understanding of the Kenyan sporting ethos, allowed him to produce articles that resonated deeply with readers. His pieces, rich with local anecdotes and broad insights, began to get attention both within the university and in the national press.

Upon graduation, Eka became a sought-after name in sports journalism. His writings, spanning across various sports but with a soft corner for track and field, offered a fresh perspective, blending personal athlete stories with technical analyses.

Eka Kaoo's articles soon began appearing in international sports magazines and journals, elevating him to the status of an ambassador for Kenyan sports on the global stage. He covered major events like the Olympics and the World Championships, consistently providing readers with unique, Kenya-centric viewpoints.

Beyond his journalistic endeavors, Eka has been instrumental in organizing grassroots sports events in Kenya, aiming to unearth hidden talents and provide them with a platform to shine.

Today, as one of the leading voices in sports journalism in Africa, Eka Kaoo continues to champion the stories of athletes, always reminding the world of the heart, soul, and spirit of Kenyan sports.

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