- 60 to 70 percent of the Nairobi population is currently estimated to be living in informal
settlements that occupy only 5 percent of the residential land area of the city.
- Over 95 percent of the households cook in the same room they use for sleeping.
- Over 90 percent of the households do not have any organized mechanism for garbage disposal,
while fewer than 5 percent have their own toilets.
- Over 90 percent of households depend on poor-quality water distributed by vendors or kiosks
for which they pay three or more times the tariff charged by the Nairobi City Council to pipe water to middle or upper income
What we know:
- Nairobi is facing rapid urbanisation and its associated health and poverty problems.
- The divide between rich and poor is growing wider.
- In informal settlements in Nairobi, most households live in one-room houses that serve multiple
purposes, including sleeping, sitting, and cooking and eating.
- Residents who now live in slums have no or limited access to even the most to water, sanitation,
housing, education and healthcare services.
- The poorest urban-dwellers spend up to ľ of their income on staple foods alone.