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Nakuru is a city in Midwestern Kenya, on the Rift Valley.
Population was at 307,990 as at the 2009 census
 

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Westside Area

An aerial of Westside area, just adjacent to the CBD

 
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Race Course Estate

An aerial of Zakayo's low income estate, part of Race Course estate 3km from Nakuru's town center

 
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Town center

An aerial view of a slice of Nakuru town center's eastern side

 

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seems nakuru has a relatively even distribution of income,most of the estate are well off lower middle class,there are no staggering living conditions like nairobi,buti think its because of the entrepreneurship spirit of the locals,mombasa should watch out,oh and the planning,very organized.
 

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^^Nakuru, like most other major urban areas in Kenya still has tin-shack slums. Smaller in size and number than Nairobi and Mombasa do to the city's smaller size.

On average, these slums usually occupy around 5% of major Kenyan city's areas and around 15% of their populations.
 

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Same with TZ sadly, I think honestly speaking Dar es salaam is like 50-70% slum/unplanned last time I visited/drove there. It's the biggest mess I've seen in awhile. Even Kariako seems very hectic when you get deep into the concrete jungle. Only good news would be that finally the government is building roads, parks, utilities, and infrastructure in these unplanned areas (after 30 long years). Hopefully bulldozing and re-housing the general populace is next.
 

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Bulldozing would be highly unpopular, even by the bulldozer Magufuli.

But in all honesty, that's what's needed. Before it strict construction codes with severe penalties si as not to allow things to go backwards after the clean-up
 

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These places are unlivable with poor quality conditions, flooding, and disease. Bulldozing maybe unpopular at the moment but once cheaper housing gets erected then I believe more will be in support.
 

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Yap. But the policy is very unpopular among the policy makers to begin with for it'll reduce the available public loot to them.

Something I never get with our leaders, why would I want to drive own 10 AMG mercedes but drive them on heavily potholed or narrow road with views of rusty corrugated iron structures and smelly open sewers. I'd rather steal for 1 but drive on good roads with wide foot paths for pedestrians so that I can speed to some other city/town. Don't they like what they see in France when on holidays?
 
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Thankfully in TZ its not as bad as it used to be with corruption( now autocracy that's different). But honestly I found most African leaders to be very uneducated and hypocritical; they care about themselves and their tribesmen first and the country second. But I see your point, I'm not exactly sure either, I'm guessing their planning on sending their family over seas for a better life.
 
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