Kibera is the largest slum in Africa and one among the biggest informal settlement of the 21st century planet. From far Kibera looks like a totally overgrown jungle, made of corrugated rusty iron sheets and mud houses stretching end to end. There are more than 750,000 people living in Kibera, majority being the youths. Many of them being jobless and doing all sorts of menial jobs for survival. They are all struggling for things which are self-evidently basic in any prosperous world like food, water, medicine, accommodation and education. Unfortunately, these kinds of living has led to a lot of negativity in Kibera and influences such as robbery, alcoholism and hopelessness would thrive. Notwithstanding these facts, there is also a massive number of problems that Kibera is facing. Misfortunes from this unhygienic environment, unemployment and crime colossally disturb the peace of Kibera residents exclusively the youngsters. Despite all these factors, Kibera still thrives, everyday a new development comes up, a charity organization succeeds in making a difference and business still boom each day. All these would happen in a country which has splendid investment in tourism and international trade fairs.
I have been documenting life in Kibera – my hometown since September of 2013 – in a long term personal photojournalism project which is titled KiberaStories; these are stories that represent my people, their everyday life. Whenever am sick and tired of the images I see in the news, I pick up my camera, walk the streets of Kibera, to capture moments of daily life; those that are truthful and which represent reality.