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Joseph Waithuki

5 Years After the Formation of Nairobi's "Friends of Karura Forest"

by Joseph Waithuki

Urban forests are a vital component of a city. They play an important role in maintaining the natural balance in urban areas. The social, psychological, recreational, and economic benefits of these forests are innumerabl... Read article

The Right Direction? The Syokimau Commuter Train in Nairobi, Kenya

by Joseph Waithuki

Kenyan towns, especially the City of Nairobi, continue to choke with traffic brought about by the over-dependence on the motor vehicle and the insufficiency of related infrastructure. One alternative that urban planners ... Read article

Nairobi Old Estates: A Glance at the Ofafa Jericho Eastlands

by Joseph Waithuki

The City of Nairobi owes its development to the Kenya to Uganda Railway project, initiated by the colonialists in 1896. The railway ran from the coastal town of Mombasa to Kenya’s neighbor country Uganda. The town was th... Read article

Opportunities of Urban Sprawl: Mlolongo Township, Kenya

by Joseph Waithuki

Most African cities are characterized by an ever-rising urban population growth and the city of Nairobi is no exception. Various factors such as the natural rise in population, expansion of boundaries, and rural to urban... Read article

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