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Nairobi

Nairobi is the largest urban area in Kenya and is located in its own province.

The Kenya Ministry of Nairobi Metropolitan Development overseas management and development of Nairobi.  In 1963 when Kenya became independent, Nairobi had a population of about 350,000; now more than 2.5 million people live in the city.  While people from all tribes in Kenya live in Nairobi, the predominant representative tribes are Kikuyu, Luo, Kamba and Luhya.  Asians, Europeans, and Arabs also live in Nairobi.[1]

Nairobi consists of eight constituencies:  Starehe, Makadara, Lang'ata, Kamukunji, Westlands, Kasarani, Dagoretti, and Embakasi.  The population of the Nairobi area in 2009 was as follows:[2]


Constituency 
Population:
Males 
 Population: Females Population:
Total 
 Number of
Households
Size of Avg.
Household
 Dagoretti 166,391  163,186  329,577  103,818   3.175
 Embakasi 468,097  457,678  925,775  296,942  3.118 
 Kamukunji 136,920  124,935  261,855  75,555   3.466
 Kasarani 266,684  258,940  525,624  164,354   3.198
 Lang'ata 185,836  169,352  355,188  108,477   3.274
 Makadara 114,457  104,184  218,641  72,924   2.999
 Starehe 142,097  132,510  274,607  87,519  3.138 
 Westlands 124,748  122,354  247,102  75,427   3.277


Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Photo:  Subhadip Mukherjee via stock.xchng 

Life on the Streets of Nairobi, Kenya

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Kibera - Largest Slum in Nairobi

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A Positive View of Nairobi

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References

  1. Nairobi City.  (n.d.)  Nairobi:  Living in Nairobi.  Retrieved from http://www.nairobicity.org/articles/default.asp?search=living
  2. Kenya Open Data.  (2011).  2009 Census Vol 1 B Table 1 Population and Density by Constituency.  Retrieved from http://opendata.go.ke/Population/2009-Census-Vol-1-B-Table-1-Population-and-Density/j2vg-j63y
  3. Hacimuratyaman.  (2009, September 5).  Life on the Streets of Nairobi, Kenya [Video file].  Retrieved from http://youtube.com/watch?v=cVa0MOOL-jQ
  4. Redhead31293.  (2009, August 10).  Africa's Largest Slum:  Kibera [Video file].  Retrieved from http://youtube.com/watch?v=PcbqaxNfU64
  5. Afrogazer.  (2007, December 22).  The Africa You Don't See on TV - Nairobi, Kenya [Video file].  Retrieved from http://youtube.com/watch?v=kr4AiXBbACc