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Pope Francis To Visit Nairobi Slum Today

Pope Francis is on his three-nation, five-day tour to Africa and today he is expected to arrive the Kangemi slum in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

The Kangemi slum is reported by the New York Times ahead of the Argentine pope’s visit to have been deprived of the basic services. Some of the slum dwellers lack toilets in their homes and a common facility is being used by about fifty people.

The people in Kangemi are unable to afford garbage pickup often and the water supplied is not safe for drinking. The streets are unpaved too and people complain corruption has led to poverty of many in the country.

There are eleven slums in and around Nairobi city and most of the houses in these comprises of a maze of single-room mud structures with iron-sheet roofing.

On Thursday Francis celebrated his first Mass in the continent and also visited the regional headquarters of UN.