Kenyan rapper Octopizzo grew up in the Kibera slum and still has a house there. He has been speaking out against police violence he witnessed against protestors who congregated in the slum the day after the results of Kenya's election were announced.

After witnessing police shoot protesters, Kenyan rapper Octopizzo says ‘who will speak out if I don’t?’


Kenyan hip-hop artist Octopizzo says he witnessed police officers firing live bullets on protesters and bystanders in Kibera. Kenyan authorities deny that police used disproportionate force, but Octopizzo says he saw it for himself.

Ben and Salma are Kenyan students studying journalism at the Nairobi community news hub, Habari Kibra. They are looking out over their home town, Kibera, one of the largest slums in the world.

Student journalists in Kenya’s largest slum have their own stories about the country’s elections

Global Politics
Peace messages by graffiti artist Solo7 adorn Nairobi's Kibera slum in the run-up to the election on August 8.

Kenyans worry ‘fake news’ might spark more election violence

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Undugu Playing Field, Silanga, Kibera

The UN is playing my son’s video game

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Nairobi's Kibera Slum

What People in Nairobi’s Kibera Slum Make of the Westgate Mall Attack

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Life in Nairobi’s Kibera slum

Some of the worst violence in Kenya has occurred in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Robert Neuwirth, author of the book, “Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters

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Clean water for Kenya


In Kibera, a slum of Nairobi, Kenya, clean water is too scarce. But a new technology that takes just a plastic bottle and six hours in the sun is helping reduce sickness and diarrhea in the community, and in other developing countries around the world. Jessica Partnow reports.