To many of us this is not a familiar topic to talk about as we have come across it either through reading or even experiencing it physically.

Dorine is one of the victims and it is not an easy task to grow up searching for questions with no answers, since no one is there to give hers helping hand, not even comfort her childhood.

Since childhood, up to now, she grown up in negative fact ,  which she has never ever uttered the word parents’ or even had someone to call so. she did n’t  known  how it feels for one to be held in the parent’s care

Her parents passed ways when she was a week’s old, the thing which changed hers life from heaven to hell “sincerely after that entire terrible situation hence was taken in by her grandparents. They took great care of her, but fact had  ever appeared in normal life. The day she got into contact with hers parent they had lying dead in the coffin; they could not set eyes on hers face, not even utter a word to her.

By then, she was 7 years of age, she found under uncle care after hers grandparents contact death in couple of years passed, the fact was terrible in her uncle house she was mistreated very badly where she work even over night  thing which it was virtually impossible to have good education and proud of hers childhood.

She do not know what to say about the situation, where she found hers self in a street life all along, spending night in the street, the situation which may expose her in contagious diseases, she dint even able to observe healthy regulation after involved in a drug, cause no one to turn for her needs and most probably the basic needs and parental care which is vital as without the parents no one to tell them what is right from what is wrong.

Day after day in a street she even never heard what happened to hers parents. she was trying to find what killed hers parent after  she asked  hers relatives once in awhile no one care or even bother ,one day she tried to share her problems with  one lady who encourage her maybe she can searched hers  parent death statement  at one the town hospital, where she found  hers parent died by H.I.V AIDS she feel loneliness’ and she always  thinking how big problems  she going through all time she decide to commit suicide, cause she unlike to share hers problem with others .but before she do that she decide to call final advice, advices which help hers in life how she can changed her  She trying to asked government to care street urchin which dying with strangers promises which never fulfilled.


photos by joseph gachira

Mathare slum is one of the slum where you can experience life challenges  a place where it was virtually impossible to walk around sincerely human waste was littered all over a place where people they use common mode of human waste disposal’ they so called flying toilet (human waste in polythene bags thrown out of window.

photo by joseph gachira

Most of the mathare resident they involved in illegal casual labour illegal electricity power and water supplier, illicit activates it is common in mathare unhygienic drinks and hard drugs, youth in mathare they live overcrowding condition 4peolpe per room the thing which make tenurial insecurity have been a major problem for the slum dwellers of mathare slum.

photo by josephgachira

Most of the young girls in mathare they involved in commercial sexual worker for daily basics. Teenager they all over in mathare slum some of them their peddlers and drug addictive, but positive thing it is   one of the non profit organization which empower children & youth and marginalize poor community, organization is now accepting youth fact they now advocating the issues that affecting community and individually through digital story telling project which work with children and youth through writing their stories and captured photos and video shooting.

Defiantly digital it trying to change community fact and support youth to impress they self in entire world to known how Kenya government embarrassing youth,for more blog visit our site.                      

Every day they need to see changes

Posted: September 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

Lord give them strong so they cant lose their dreams because no one can clear their tears. They crying over and over, open the raise let them see your lighthouses so they can never lose their future.

I pray for those who they left by their parents especially for those their parent was killed in any kind of layout especially which caused  by police in the street  here Kenya police killed people with out care whether someone had family which take care for, that why u see many people becamed

Soon like two weeks a gone I seen at television the number of orphans increases here in our communities in Kenya as long as this causes by many layout which occupies all in Kenya people fighting and killed one another, and not only in Kenya in Africa people fight for  different issues ,land, post election violence and police killed people illegally not only criminal even innocent .

After election 2007 many people killed in post election violence the people who is innocent ,politician insisted people to fight in between different tribe. I pain when I writing this blog, do you think i can share my pain with you? Leader led people by action a good leader keep peace not to insisted people in violence. Not only killed also people displaced at from their lands really even today they living at internal displaced people camp they waiting government provide a help but no any step did take so they can able to turn home but thing is they cant turn home because no food to eat they have luck of healthy they are homeless because people burnt their houses.

But even now no any action government take a lot , people of Kenya they take action now to help those people who displaced from they a homes with a foods clean water and to make sure they have good healthy also children got education and clothes if you have some thing you can help also.

Posted: September 3, 2009 in Uncategorized


photo by josephgachira

photo by josephgachira

 Bird sing song to wish everybody lovely lucky day, it not matter whether you blame morning but remember if you blame morning  don’t blame the day you don’t care what kind of the day because man was made to give up.

I wonder before I see many nice faces of male and female in different places look like ants every it look busy to search skills of life, but after climate change our land dried because of hot climate our domestic died crop dried no rain rivers looks dry, now in different community our hope no other wise I can do except to wait government do something.

one of  the river which help our community have been dried

photo by joseph gachira

photo by joseph gachira

Us still waiting government escape. in august16th radio announce that seven people dead by hunger it is better to known that children they don’t go to school because no food to eat no money to spend in our community ,by the time  wait for government to did something. Soon President he call meet in parliament to announce a disaster which covered all over in Kenya .but a several days another three people died two children and woman at western Kenya this thing make people very sad to see how government draying and people still died.


photo by joseph gachira

photo by joseph gachira

Now people they say if government is really true they can’t escape Kenyans let united nation organization call for help in other country. Because still died by hunger and no one he can help those family, now they waiting lord came to set them free.

photo by joseph gachira

photo by joseph gachira

Instead of always here voice children crying for food in our community government was suppose to tell people which steps they had taken to rescue Kenyans in this disaster of hunger so people they can continue with  a new life like before.

My great wish is If I have frapped I can fly to take off this world, this word make me sad by moment because we see or hear how youth killed by police here in Kenya while they innocent.
The day I never forgot it is Friday 3 June 2009 I walking along the street , soon I saw group of people running near where I was and every one carried some items with big bags which I Don’t what was in those bags. But beside I saw another group which was wearing yellow clothes which was chased the first group I wonder what going on.
When I look well saw I known the fast group was hawkers and another was city council chased some hawkers from the town because it is illegal sold some items in town with out license of city counicil.

But a few minute I saw group police which everyone have a weapons,Iwonder why police worked for onther department and that is not serious matter and this matter happen every day in town between hawkers and city council of nairobi,They running where the another groups was after few minute I hear gun sound and when I gone where sound was I found one guy felted down and near the I saw have blood flow and other side I saw many shoes around the guy I notice that he sold some shoes so he is hawker. Every who was there was sad to saw how police destroy youth life.
I asked myself who gone fighting youth right here in Kenya. But I think in Kenya have group which for human right, If they take this serious thing and work for it I think this gone end.

Tunakuomba radhi mshiriki wa digital storytelling and photography kwa siku ambazo tujaweza kushiriki kwenye mtandao

Tamekua matatizo kindogo kwa kukosa fedha za kuendelesha mtandao kwa muda wa miezi sita .Lakini sasa mambo yako sawa kuwa sasa tunaweza kuendelesha mtandao kama awali.

Karibu tena kwenye mtandao,unaweza kutupata kwa website, pia tumeshirikiana na radio jambo ambayo iko mtaa kibera na pia mitandao mingineyo ya radio pia tutashirikiana kibera slum education program.

Pia tungetaka kukufahamisha kwamba tunayo idadi ya wanafunzi imeongezeka,Wanaafunzi ambao pia tutakuwa tukishirikiana nao kuandika blogs nakuzituma kwenye mtandao internet kupitia website ya pia tuta kuwa tukipiga na kuzituma internet kupitia

Muhula uliopita tulikuwa tukipingana drugs,childabuse,police harassment,HIV napia environment haya mambo ambayo yana tukumba sisi vijana sasa tunataka pamoja tushirikiane tutafute suluhiso.