Kenya: Sanitation in the Slums

On Wednesday, April 14, PBS NewsHour aired Fred de Sam Lazaro's latest story from Kenya: a report on social entrepreneur and Acumen Fund founder Jacqueline Novogratz. She's developed a new idea called "patient capital", that is funding innovative approaches in tackling some of the worlds most entrenched social problems. Also, a look at one man's vision for cleaner and greener public toilets in Kenya. It's part one of a two part series.

Out of Place, On the Mind

It was a run Sara Mudhoui wants to forget.

The chase pitted her and her family against machine gun-toting looters and murderers who ruthlessly set ablaze everything in sight.

It was the stuff nightmares are made of. But it wasn't a dream – it was real-life terror for Mudhoui, her personal hell.

"(My town) was very dangerous," the 34-year-old said somberly in Swahili, tears tumbling down her dusty cheeks. "We had to jump over seven dead bodies just before reaching the main road."

Personally Displaced

I tried to ignore the gauze wrapped around her battered finger. The normally white cloth had faded pink, indicative of days of dried blood coated in dirt.

Looking past her oversized and over-worn sandals, the Kenyan girl's leg told another story.

A white bone protruded through a mass of bloodied and infected skin.

There was a shortage of food and water, but a surplus of sickness and sorrow.

I was out of my comfort zone.

Personally Displaced: Final Multimedia Project

Jordan Wilson, Pulitzer Student Fellow

Jordan presents his final multimedia project, which recaps his reporting in Kenya. It will appear in the online edition of the Daily Egyptian, the student-run newspaper of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Government Responsibility

Jordan Wilson, Pulitzer Student Fellow

Michael Bore is a government district officer for the city of Nakuru in Kenya. Given its central location, Nakuru was faced with the difficult task of looking after internally displaced persons from multiple tribes, whereas other cities only housed one tribe.

Here, Bore talks about the responsibility of the government to try and restore peace to a war-torn nation.

Kenyan IDPs Still Waiting for Promised Land, Money

Jordan Wilson, Pulitzer Student Fellow

I didn't expect too much cooperation from the government heading into this project. The main reason is because there's been a lot of scrutiny toward the government when it comes to the IDP situation. Most people in the camps, as well as some NGOs and non-profits, blame the government for not protecting the people in the IDP camps and also point out the government hasn't followed through on its promise to help IDPs in relocation.