Despite its bad environment and health conditions, Kibera continued to grow rapidly during the 1970s. The slum started to boom with its population increasing from estimated 6,000 inhabitants in 1965 to 62,000 in 1980, 250,000 in 1992 and 500,000 in 1998, with an estimated growth rate of 17% per year. The population in Kibera continues to grow by 5% every year.
Series: Kibera - The Shadow City
Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya