‘Theres a lot of weirdness in a slum’: making a living in Kenya’s anarchic mud city

Despite the poverty, lawlessness and pollution of life in Kibera, creativity still thrives thanks to a mix of determination, guts and luck. The Guardian spoke to people who have all three Living in a slum is the reality for 1 billion people and rising across the world. More than half of Africas city dwellers live in informal settlements and the continents biggest is Kibera, in Mammito Eunice, 25, is a stand-up comic. I can make a living as long as I can make people laugh. This place has a lot of material. Theres a lot of weirdness in a slum, theres a special weirdness in Kibera. And you cannot be sad all day. My comedy comes from pain, having lived …