Street children turn new bridge their home

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A group of street children from Nairobi have turned a newly built  bridge in Riverside, Kariokor their home.

The bridge was launched by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to help the residents safely cross the road which was initially invaded by

After many years of complains about the condition of crossing at Nairobi Rivers riverside Ngara and calls for a bridge that would flood when heavy rains hit the city.

Street boys who spoke to Ghetto Radio News describe the bridge as a safe haven for them.

“Before we had to bribe night guards in order to sleep in shop corridors but with the construction of the bridge we now have a place to call home,” they said.

The street children have built makeshift structures under the bridge.

While the bridge has provided a safe haven to street children handcart pushers and trolley drivers who would make a cut by helping people cross the road are counting losses.

They are however glad that the overall safety for the road users has been achieved.

 

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