Bryan's View: Construction in Kibera

1. Construction of the road connecting Kibera's, Bombolulu and Lang'ata began yesterday with this tractor flattening the road. Many families living near the road reserves have been evicted to create space for the road construction. 

2 . Kibera is developing really fast. The road from Kianda, Bombolulu to Lang'ata is now under construction.

3. More construction work still ongoing along the Darajani to Lindi Road. Drainage trenches are being dug along the road which was completed in late last year.

4. More demolition and more construction work still ongoing in Kibera's, Soweto West and Kianda village. Kibera is developing really fast. I'll keep you updated every step on the progress.

5. Young kids at the remains of what used to be classes of Soweto Academy in Kibera. The school's classes had to be demolished to pave way for the road construction linking Lang'ata and Kibera.

6. Demolitions of houses along road reserves in Kibera's Soweto West and Raila villages still ongoing.  Evicted families are also constructing houses from what's left on top of other houses. Population pressure is real.

Bryan Jaybee was born and raised in Kibera slums where he still resides. He is 22 years old and a journalism student at Multimedia University of Kenya, currently in his final year. Bryan will be sharing an insider’s view on life in Kibera every Tuesday on our blog with his photos and words. You can follow Bryan on instagram at @kiberastories for daily posts on life in Kibera. 


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