The river that runs through the Kenyan capital once teemed with life. Today it’s the most polluted waterway in the country. Together with young residents from the city’s informal settlements, Frederick Okinda is working to change that.
The Nairobi River is highly polluted. But residents in one of the Kenyan capital's largest slums are cleaning it up and putting pressure on the government to set up working sewage and waste collection systems.
Garbage is a symbol of our time. How we deal with it says something about our prosperity – and about social inequality. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s lifeline.
Kenya and Rwanda are seen by the UN as exemplary in the fight against a deadly menace: pollution. An international meeting in Nairobi is trying to come up with a global strategy to protect humankind.
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