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Kenya: The unseen majority: Nairobi’s two million slum-dwellers

Index Number: AFR 32/005/2009

The Kenyan government has for decades failed to take the minimum steps required to fulfil the right to adequate housing for residents of Nairobi’s slums and informal settlements. There millions of urban poor live without the minimum degree of legal security of tenure that Kenya is obliged to provide for everyone. As a result, they live under the constant threat of forced eviction from their homes and businesses. This report provides an overview of the human rights issues raised by the Kenyan government’s approach to slums and informal settlements.

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