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OPINION
By Patrick Mutahi
Like other informal settlements in Nairobi, Kibera and Mathare slums are characterised by high population density, unplanned and crowded housing, and a lack of infrastructure.

Most roads are inaccessible to vehicles, drainage channels are often blocked, and heaps of uncollected garbage are scattered everywhere. In addition, insecurity is a big problem and has forced residents to resort to the informal security offered by gangs.

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