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Out of Africa: God's Light Shines in Squalor of Kibera Slum

  • Janet Chismar Senior Editor, News & Culture
  • 2005 3 Mar
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Out of Africa: God's Light Shines in Squalor of Kibera Slum

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of reports from Faith Editor Janet Chismar’s as she traveled to Kenya, Africa March 15-20, 2005.

 

The smell of Kibera haunts me at night, even a week after returning to the United States. A stream of urine flows through the slum’s mud ditches, yielding a powerful stench on a hot afternoon. Rotten produce tossed in with animal and human excrement multiplied the stomach-turning effect.