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How many people live in Kawangware?

How many people live in Kawangware?

80,000 people
The Kawangware slum lies between Lavington Estate and Dagoretti. It spans approximately 3km and has an ethnically diverse population of over 80,000 people, many of whom are children.

What are the living conditions like in Kibera?

As such, life in Kibera is hard. The settlement is overcrowded and underserviced. Most families living here are packed into windowless one-room 12ft x 12ft shacks, with mud walls, a corrugated tin roof and a dirt or concrete floor, accommodating up to eight people or more with many sleeping on the floor.

What are the houses in Kibera made of?

The average size of shack in this area is 12ft x 12ft built with mud walls, a corrugated tin roof with a dirt or concrete floor. The cost is about KES 700 per Month (£6). These shacks often house up to 8 or more with many sleeping on the floor.

What percentage of people who live in Nairobi live in slums?

By 2014, urbanization in Kenya was roughly reflective of that of SSA, where 56% of the urban population in the country lived in slums and 60–70% of Nairobi’s population resided in slums and/or slum-like conditions [8,9].

Which county is kawangware?

Nairobi County
Kawangware. Kawangware County assembly ward is one of the electoral Wards representing Dagoretti North constituency in Nairobi County. It has an estimated population of about 38,402 persons with an estimated area of about 1.2 Km2.

Who is the MP of Dagoretti North?

Dagoretti North Constituency

Dagoretti North
Created 2013
Party Orange Democratic Movement
MP Paul Simba Arati

What problems do people face in Kibera?

Kibera, situated on the outskirts of Nairobi with an estimated population of onemillion, suffers from inadequate housing, overcrowding, poor or non-existent sanitation, and grinding poverty.

What percentage of people in Kenya live in slums?

In Kenya, 54.7% of the total population live in informal settlements [5]. According to the estimates of the World Bank, roughly 60% of Kenya’s urban families live in areas that would be defined as slums [6].

What is the largest slum in the world?

The World’s Largest Slums:

  • Khayelitsha in Cape Town (South Africa): 400,000.
  • Kibera in Nairobi (Kenya): 700,000.
  • Dharavi in Mumbai (India): 1,000,000.
  • Neza (Mexico): 1,200,000.
  • Orangi Town in Karachi (Pakistan): 2,400,000.

Which ward is kawangware?


Ward Population Area (km2)
Kawangware 33,707 1.2
Gatina 43,627 1.5
Kileleshwa 27,202 9
Kabiro 33,707 1.2

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