Please forward this error screen to 199. The 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census reports Kibera’s population as 170,070, contrary to previous estimates of one or two million people. Other sources suggest the total Kibera population may be 500,000 to well over 1,000,000 depending on which slums are included in defining Kibera. Persons living with HIV in the slum are many, as are Kibera slum upgrading project pdf cases.
Cases of assault and rape are common. There are few schools, and most people cannot afford education for their children. Diseases caused by poor hygiene are prevalent. A great majority living in the slum lack access to basic services, including electricity, running water, and medical care.