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

Global Politics
A water merchant in Nairobi sells to the city's poor.

Women unite in the slums of Nairobi to provide clean water

A water merchant in Nairobi sells to the city's poor.

Women unite in the slums of Nairobi to provide clean water

Undugu Playing Field, Silanga, Kibera

The UN is playing my son’s video game

Development & Education

My 10-year-old son loves Minecraft, a popular online videogame that lets you build cities in 3D. And I’m feeling much better knowing he’s not alone in his obsession, since even the UN is playing Minecraft — though for a good cause.

Nairobi's Kibera Slum

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

Arts, Culture & Media

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Kamadi Amata, a Deejay at a community radio station in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, about reaction there to the terrorist attack on the city’s upscale Westgate shopping mall.

Faith-based health care in Kenya

Health & Medicine

Religious organizations are providing much-needed health care to Kenyans, but some worry about evangelizing to vulnerable populations.

Clean water for Kenya

A new technology that takes just a plastic bottle and six hours in the sun is helping provide clean water and reduce sickness in a slum community in Kenya.

International Media in Kenya Walk Fine Line

Global Politics

Kenyan authorities have announced they’re imposing new rules for credentials. Mukoma Wa Ngugi of Cornell University, tells anchor Marco Werman that western journalists can do more to offer nuanced coverage of Kenya.