Lack of electricity had been and is still one of the poverty and problems faced by over 2 million citizens living in Kenya's largest informal settlement Kibera Slums. It is one of the big challenges that has participated in drugging down Kenya's economic growth as not everyone can pay the energy consumption bills. In Kibera Slums, Illegal Electricity acts as one of the basic needs to most owners of small businesses operating here from early mornings till late midnight and serves most jobless youths who depend on it as their main Source of Income by renting it out illegally for 2 to 3 dollars to be able to feed their families and pay their bills. Despite the 2015 joint collaboration of the World Bank and (K.P.L.C) Kenya Power and lighting Corporation which is Kenya's main Power distributor to come together and create a cheap and fair access to electricity and be able to. By creating electric tokens and being able to provide them to few numbers of homes, not everyone prefers this method but they instead run for the poor and risky illegal supply. Most of the time residents here have been enjoying the Illegal connection of electricity but at most times they are attacked by abrupt skirmishes like fire outbreak and deaths from the naked uncovered wires running from Rooftops, to different corners of the houses and underground leading to death and burning down of house and lose of Properties.
Fish farming has become one type of aquaculture practiced by most Farmers in Kenya. As the fish population in Kenya’s great lakes including the great Lake Victoria decreases, Farmers are trying to come up with different ways and skills to raise and keep the fish population stable and productive. Aquaculture is rapidly growing in Kenya and alleviating poverty in the most rural areas by creating almost enough job opportunities for most jobless locals. In most aquaculture Farms, a high production of fish comes through better feeding and a good climate conditions and that’s why most farmers prefer the use of greenhouses to generate enough heat during the breeding and hatching process and also take a huge part in enhancing the growth of fish inside the different division of fish tanks,. Through these farmers can produce and supply a high percentage of fish to consumer’s more than direct lake fishermen can do on their normal fishing days as they face a stiff water hyacinth challenges.
Inside Africa’s largest Slums Kibera, lives a population of about one million Kenyan Citizens. Most of the people living here consists of different groups of all the 42 tribes that all depends on this home as a hideout to poverty and be able to find a cheap and sustainable life. The rising population inside this home has led to a reduced rate of employment and job opportunities to both adults and young youths, resulting into high rate of crime and teenage pregnancies, school dropouts and lack of enough health facilities around the community. The little mini businesses practiced by the people living around this congested community can only provide an amount of three dollars a day which is always never enough to the families needs. Inside one room in Kibera Slums lives a family of about two to six family members’ which includes mother father and children. Since not every youth is able to get a job and pay a house rent, many are forced to share the same roofs with their families. Around the Slums, people mostly believe in togetherness and happiness despite all the challenges. People come together through business, different religious practices within the community, Sports and most importantly through languages.
For the people living in Kibera Slums, Sports is one of the daily activities despite everyday struggles and hustles to make a living. Due to the rising issues of child domestic violence and gender based violence that occurs each time around different parts of the community, this has made young youths like Stephen who has an experience in Taekwondo skills move home to home asking parents to let him train their Kids Skills and Knowledge of Martial arts and self-defence in case of any emergencies.
For many years poaching for Ivory in Africa has been a leading topic that that has affected and led to the drop down of the African Economy and has led to a reduction of the number of the Big Five Wildlife such as Rhinos and Elephants. At David shedrick Wildlife Trust is where many orphaned baby elephants and Rhinos can get a free shelter after surviving and escaping the bullets and tortures that hunted down the elephant’s families from the poachers. Surrounded by heavy and tight security, the elephants and baby rhinos receive a well parental care from the wardens who also spend their time feeding them and providing them with a proper medical care until they are ready to survive by themselves.
The Nubian wedding always goes for three days of the week or more with lots of cultural practices and rules to be followed. During the dowry dance, the grooms family and friends try to impress the family of the bride by singing different songs and performing dances as they hand over the gifts. During local Islamic wedding ceremonies in Kibera, the Nubian brothers and sisters, friends and families always gather together to show and give full support to the families of the groom and the Bride.
The traditional beliefs and practices of African people are a set of highly diverse beliefs that include various ethnic religions. Many Kenyans have started their own churches, which feature a blend of Christianity and traditional religion, with the aim of fighting and blessing through the ritual spiritual beliefs. Churches begin prayer services at exactly nine in the morning to three pm in the afternoon each Sunday and aim at transforming believers through prayers and the Holy Spirit. Each church carries about twenty to thirty servants.