Nearly three-quarters of Kenya's urban population live in slums, amounting to over 7.5 million of its 31 million people. Kenya’s slum population is growing rapidly at nearly 6 per cent each year. Nairobi epitomises the challenges facing poor people in Kenya’s urban areas. Pressure on land - largely from commercial interests – has led to a situation where 55 per cent of the city’s total population is crammed onto a mere 1.5 per cent of the total land area. The threat of forced eviction inhibits investment and places many people in constant fear that their homes may be demolished. (abstract from

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Homeless International - african partners & projects