Armed with Machetes, Kenyan Slum Residents Hustle for Security – Thomson Reuters Foundation

November 21, 2016

Vigilante¬†security groups¬†in the Kenyan slums are one piece in a patchwork of informal survival strategies woven together by residents to improve their safety in places where muggings, break-ins and robberies are a routine part of life. The prevalence of private security providers, ranging from social networks and opportunistic enforcers to tireless local guardians, highlight the government’s failure to fulfill one of its core functions.