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12 February 2015

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Kiandutu informal settlement is home to about 9,000 households located on a 100 acre piece of public land in Thika town along the busy Nairobi-Garissa Highway. The settlement is fairly planned with access roads and water reticulation. According to the settlement Enumerations and Mapping report 2012, top of the list of the settlement’s agenda is addressing issues of sanitation, tenure and shelter. The quest for the community to address these pertinent issues has been steadfast.

 

Kiandutu is one of the new areas where the federation has expanded to work with informal communities in developing strategized solutions for the urban poor to address their settlement agenda in a united manner, this is a sentiment echoed by the Muungano National Chairperson, Rashid Mutua, “Kiandutu is one of the new kids on the Muungano block, we are at a time when the community has embarked on an initiative to lobby and advocate for tenure and build models, such as the sanitation block taking shape in the settlement, and with continued partnerships with bi-lateral and multi-lateral partners such as the Rockefeller Foundation and Slum Dwellers International in addressing urban poverty, and with best practices, community livelihoods are likely to improve.”

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