Globally, the UN estimates that 1.6 billion people struggle to find adequate housing. Kenya’s Constitution Article 43(1) (b), provides that ‘every person has the right to accessible and adequate housing and reasonable standards of sanitation’. Kenyans suffer insecurity of tenure and are victims of frequent forceful evictions. This is a country that never follows up on building standards, leave alone rent controls. The current leadership is money-minded and has no interest in public housing.
I am housing rights lobbyist and thus involved in fighting gentrification and densification as a form of Urban Renewal and Housing Regeneration.
Preservation and conservation of historic places and peoples history means much to me. We have worked to save Kariokor War Cemetery, a heritage in memory of the World Wars Carrier Corps and now working towards restoration and re-use of neglected meaningful buildings, countrywide.