Behind the lens; August 2015 street photos


As a citizen journalist and corporate photographer based in Nairobi Kenya, I have been meeting different people on different locations. And being based in Kibera Slums for some years now, I have to say my life have somehow changed through the challenges, people I meet and their stories. While I was on field, these are some of the photos of day to day life in Kibera I managed to get. Enjoy the view.

A butchery man carrying a pies of stake on his shoulder.
A butchery man carrying a pies of stake on his shoulder.

Man selling kitchen materials at Kamukunji Grounds in Kibera on 2nd of August 2015.
Man selling kitchen materials at Kamukunji Grounds in Kibera on 2nd of August 2015.

Kids playing football with a polythene ball, locally called ‘ajwala’ near the railway tracks at Bombolulu village in Kibera on 18th of August 2015.
Kids playing football with a polythene ball, locally called ‘ajwala’ near the railway tracks at Bombolulu village in Kibera on 18th of August 2015.

Milka Swao, a 38 year old woman and a shoe make repairing shoes at her working kiosk at Soweto West in Kibera. She started repairing shoe at Sirare border in 2002 after she dropped out of school in Standard seven. She is a resident at Langata Village in Kibera and a mother of four children.
Milka Swao, a 38 year old woman and a shoe make repairing shoes at her working kiosk at Soweto West in Kibera. She started repairing shoe at Sirare border in 2002 after she dropped out of school in Standard seven. She is a resident at Langata Village in Kibera and a mother of four children.

Pedestrians including pupils from Kicoshe Primary school stands as they watch train passing at Laini Saba Village in Kibera where businessman/women displays their business staff along the railway truck on 5th of August.
Pedestrians including pupils from Kicoshe Primary school stands as they watch train passing at Laini Saba Village in Kibera where businessman/women displays their business staff along the railway truck on 5th of August.

Two men walking along railway track at Kamukinji Grounds in Kibera following the roadblock by National Youth Service dump site on 8th of July.
Two men walking along railway track at Kamukinji Grounds in Kibera following the roadblock by National Youth Service dump site on 8th of July.

Children fixing broken water pipe at Soweto West as the Bombolulu road constriction take place. Most of the houses along the road were demolished to pave way for road upgrading.
Children fixing broken water pipe at Soweto West as the Bombolulu road constriction take place. Most of the houses along the road were demolished to pave way for road upgrading.

SHOFCO water tower kiosk is the biggest water tower in Kibera serving with up to 2000 to 4000 residents a day. After taking this photo, I had some problem with security guards who grabbed my camera and threatened to threw it to water and broke my memory card in to pieces. Thanks to Peter Okoth the Operations Manager who called the guard and ordered him to let me go.
SHOFCO water tower kiosk is the biggest water tower in Kibera serving with up to 2000 to 4000 residents a day. After taking this photo, I had some problem with security guards who grabbed my camera and threatened to threw it to water and broke my memory card in to pieces. Thanks to Peter Okoth the Operations Manager who called the guard and ordered him to let me go.

Kids playing on a makeshift swing.
Kids playing on a makeshift swing at Katwekera village in Kibera.

 

Two kids pass in between Kibera area member of parliament Hon. Kenneth Okoth and CDF education chaiman on Monday 24th of August 2015 at Bombolulu village in Kibera.
Two kids pass in between Kibera area member of parliament Hon. Kenneth Okoth and CDF education chaiman on Monday 24th of August 2015 at Bombolulu village in Kibera.

 

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