Africa

Kibera: Life in Kenya's biggest slum

Updated 7:51 AM ET, Mon June 4, 2012
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A young girl jumps across a ditch in front of her home in Kibera, the Kenyan squatter settlement that is one of Africa's biggest slums. Children raised in Kibera have no yards or suitable open spaces to play in. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
A man carries plastic containers through Kibera on his way to sell them to be recycled. Residents of Kenya's largest slum have to be enterprising to survive given the lack of available jobs. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
The roofs of homes in Kibera. The ramshackle houses in the settlement are built from a combination of wood, mud and concrete. CNN
Children in Kibera make their way through the neighborhood across mounds of trash. Kibera suffers from a lack of waste management and santiation services, alongside a host of other critical infrastructure. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
A resident of Kibera sits among the remains of houses that were razed by a fire in March, leaving about 200 families homeless. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
CNN's Errol Barnett walks the train tracks that run through the middle of Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums. CNN