Kenya: Kibera the Shadow City by Christian Als

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A child washes at a public tap. The average person living in Kibera does not have running water or electricity. Over 25 percent of Nairobi's population live in Kibera, an area that covers less than one percent of the city. Although the population of the slum is over one million, it is recognised officially as a 'squat', or illegally occupied land, which allows the government to ignore the basic needs of the inhabitants.