GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Written by John Xavier Chweya

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Country Kenya

March 05, 2020


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Our friend and a fellow waste picker Warren Jirongo, a 26 years old man at Kawangware, Nairobi (Kenya), was killed last month. He was brutally stabbed to death by his landlord over late payment of Sh2500 rent ($25 USD) and has since fled. This is one of the many careless treatment and killings of youth waste pickers in Nairobi and Kisumu that go unaddressed because these youth pickers have no one to fight for their rights or safety either because they are orphaned or come from very poor families where they are the breadwinners. This incident was for ones featured by the press (Landlord in Kawangware kills tenant over Sh2,500 rent arrears) because of the uproar and riot of his friends and neighbors.

You can watch this report about the Dandora dump in Nairobi.

Written by John Xavier Chweya (Chairman Arina youth Group, Kisumu)



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