In Nairobi, quarantine is a luxury few can afford

As COVID-19 takes hold in Kenya’s capital, hundreds of thousands living in cramped informal settlements are especially vulnerable.

Paramedics, members of the fire brigade, and volunteers with the Sonko Rescue Team fumigate the central business district in Kenya’s capital to curb the spread of COVID-19. For people in the city’s hundred-plus informal settlements, such as Kibera, self-isolation is impossible, and masks and gloves unaffordable.

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