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Embakasi is the most densely populated area in Nairobi, according to the population and housing census carried out by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) last year.

The area has a population of 988,808, with male population standing at 492,476 and females 496,270. Most of the population here reside in the informal settlement of Mukuru kwa Njenga, Kware, Pipeline, Tassia and the formal Imara Daima.

Kasarani is the second most populated area in Nairobi with a population of 780,656, with a large number of the residents staying in Githurai.Njiru area is also highly populated, with 318,809 females and 307,642 males. Njiru area consists of Dandora Phase I-IV, Mowlem, Kariobangi South and Saika.

 

The population chain trickles down to Dagoretti, which hosts a population of 434,208.Affluent neghbourhoodWestlands is the affluent neghbourhood in the city and has a large population. The traditionally social and entertainment hub of the city boasts of a population of 308,854, with 104,980 households.

Kawangware is also highly populated with a total of 291,565; Roysambu 210,863; Eastleigh 225,815 and Kamukunji 268,276 people.

Dandora and Mukuru kwa Njenga are the leading slum areas, debunking the myth that Kibera is the most populated informal settlement area.Dandora hosts a population of 295,670, followed by Mukuru kwa Njenga at 242,941, Mathare 206,564 and Kibera 185,777. There are 94,199 male with 91,569 females in Kibera.

Areas that are less populated and with approximately 6,000 people include Loresho, Kyuna, Spring Valley, Upper Parklands, Bondeni, Lenana and City Square.

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Decomposing bodies of a couple that has been missing for more than a week were found in their house in Laini centre off the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, yesterday.

A foul smell emanating from the house of the 72-year-old-man and his wife, 62, led to their recovery. Police have launched investigations into the incident.

There were conflicting reports about the deaths with some claiming that the two were murdered while others suspected that they could have died of carbon monoxide emitted from a jiko.

Police declined to give names of the deceased until the next of kin are informed. Emotions ran high as locals viewed the bodies.

A village elder, Moses Mwathi, revealed that the couple was working in a quarry before they went missing.

Mwathi said neighbours thought that they had travelled to their rural home but got concerned after a foul smell started emanating from their house.

“On checking they noticed that the house was locked from inside and the bodies could be seen lying on their bed,” he said.

Police gained access into the house after breaking the door. The bodies were taken to the mortuary

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru said initial investigations pointed to carbon monoxide poisoning from a jiko.

“We can’t, however, rule out murder at this moment and only a post-mortem examination will establish the real cause of the death,” said the police boss.

And in the nearby Kinungi village, a 35-year-old farmworker committed suicide by hanging himself in a house.

The body was found by his employer before police were called in. Jim Kimani, a friend to the deceased, said he was in low spirits over debts.

“He claimed that some people he owed money were harassing him but we never thought that he would commit suicide,” Kimani said.

by Standardmedia.co.ke


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Do you know this man caught on CCTV stealing laptop in Mirema flat? – VIDEO

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CCTV footage has emerged showing the moment a man stole a laptop from a house in a city flat.

The footage, captured last week, shows the unidentified male masquerading as a tenant of the flat and waiting as a tenant opens the gate door before he follows her in.

The man then starts going around the flat looking for any unlocked doors.

The suspect is seen moving floor after floor until he finally finds an unlocked door.

He then gets in and hastily makes away with a bag with what is understood to be a laptop.

Mr Muriithi, the landlord of Mufu Heights, which is located along Mirema Road in Nairobi, suspects that the man captured on CCTV could be working for a moving company.

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He said that it was the second time the man had been spotted in the apartment. In the first incident, a tenant lost a wristwatch.

“We suspect that he works for a moving company and he helped a tenant to either move in or out and he came back and surveyed the building sometime in September. He has returned and a tenant has lost a laptop,” Mr Mureithi said.

He added that the victim had left the house without locking the door because his wife had forgotten her keys in the house.

The matter was reported at Kasarani police station with members of the public being requested to help in identifying him.


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