The gentrification of Githurai 44

Cassio

Senior Villager
#1
I grew up in Zimmerman in the 90s. Anyone who is familiar with this area, from Roysambu to Kahawa West knows how bushy this place was. I got a chance to go back and was shocked at how much the place has changed. Githurai 44 to 45 was a huge swamp and had single-storied houses, now the place has flats all over. But as usual the problem with Kenya, zoning/urban planning is a myth so the huge buildings/apartments are surrounded by sewage due to poor/nonexistent drainage. IMG_20210730_132504.jpg IMG_20210730_133300.jpg IMG_20210730_133651.jpg IMG_20210730_132504.jpg IMG_20210730_132504.jpg IMG_20210730_132504.jpg IMG_20210730_133300.jpg IMG_20210730_133651.jpg IMG_20210730_133854.jpg IMG_20210730_133858.jpg IMG_20210730_133915.jpg IMG_20210803_133425.jpg IMG_20210803_133425.jpg IMG_20210730_133915.jpg IMG_20210730_133651.jpg IMG_20210730_133300.jpg IMG_20210730_132504.jpg
 

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Cassio

Senior Villager
#10
Eh dame changes happened elsewhere.....ata upperhill...game ya real estate imebadilisha bush zote...I grew up in k west and know 44 vizuri...it was way worse every 5 steps unaruka raw sewage..Good things are happening
Yeah, this is what I meant when I was using the word gentrification, that somehow Githurai is getting better in terms of security and getting rid of slummy, mabati structures but the draining/sewage systems and planning are still poor so that negates gentrification. I remember in the 2000s, Githurai was just bad esp Githu 45 but things are getting better now security-wise. Some of these new apartments have parking bays, I was shocked.
 

Makiadi

Village Elder
#14
I grew up in Umoja (Mowlem) area and now It's huge ugly apartments kila pahali. Huruma is even worse. Areas like Buruburu, and City carton were once bushland. Many areas of Nairobi are experiencing urbanisation at stunning rate ata mi nimeshangaa.
 

magreb

Monocotyledon Combuster
#15
I grew up in Zimmerman in the 90s. Anyone who is familiar with this area, from Roysambu to Kahawa West knows how bushy this place was. I got a chance to go back and was shocked at how much the place has changed. Githurai 44 to 45 was a huge swamp and had single-storied houses, now the place has flats all over. But as usual the problem with Kenya, zoning/urban planning is a myth so the huge buildings/apartments are surrounded by sewage due to poor/nonexistent drainage. View attachment 378828 View attachment 378829 View attachment 378830 View attachment 378828 View attachment 378828 View attachment 378828 View attachment 378829 View attachment 378830 View attachment 378831 View attachment 378832 View attachment 378833 View attachment 378839 View attachment 378839 View attachment 378833 View attachment 378830 View attachment 378829 View attachment 378828
Kikuyu architecture at its best.
 

johnpombe

Uhuru amefanya kazi buana!
#17
Good to see that the govt is improving roads in those areas. Kweli uhuru anafanya kazi buana. The landlords should now bring down those old buildings and put up modern ones and earn more cash.

 

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