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Power at Any Cost in Kenya's Kibera Slum

Access to basic services remains a challenge for Kenya's fast-growing capital city, and in the informal settlements outside Nairobi, residents are risking their lives for access to cheap, illegal electricity. Wires sprawl like webs over parts of Kibera. Some are repurposed telephone wires, balanced on wood and metal poles protruding from rooftops. And they are dangerous. Reports of injury and house fires from live wires are common. Resident Effie Akumu, 21, has seen two people...

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