Kenya is grappling with rising COVID-19 cases, the majority in the capital city of Nairobi. Mathare slum, with a population of about 500,000 people, has been particularly hit hard. As Nairobi deals with a water shortage amidst the pandemic, and water cartels illegally cut into pipes, how are slum dwellers accessing water that is so critical to fight the spread of infection?
This story was originally published by Samuel Munia and Cynthia Gichiri on Africa Uncensored. It was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa and supported by the Pulitzer Center and National Geographic Society.
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