Mathare Radio provides local news relevant to Nairobi slums

In 2007, Wairimu Gitau dreamed of starting a community radio station broadcasting in Sheng for residents of Nairobi, Kenya’s Mathare slum. Seven years later and her dream is closer to becoming a reality as she builds ties in the community and hopes to soon receive funding.

Building its presence online, Mathare Radio is now a household name in the slums of Nairobi.

Featuring the voices of Mathare youth: Stephen Onyano and Faith Awour and Lewinsky Wanjiku. Mathare Radio crew: Wairimu Gitau, Eunice Nyambu and Rose Akinyi.

Adam Bemma is a journalist, humanitarian, and media consultant based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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