Many cities across the world has its own advantages and disadvantages and so does Nairobi? Well this article highlights some of the disadvantages you will likely encounter when living in Nairobi.
We have seen all over the media and online sites how some places in Nairobi are insecure, places like Kayole, Dandora, Mathare, Kariokor just to name a few have crazy gangs that can do anything to steal your valuable stuff mostly money and gadgets.
When withdrawing money in Mpesa shops and ATM machines you need to know that place so well that in case anything happens you will be able to raise an alarm at ease.
This is obvious in Nairobi and any other city around the world, traffic jams have been a nightmare that we can’t to anything but cop up with it. This depends on where you live, if you live away from the city this will make the traffic jam nightmare even worse, however, the early you wake up, the better.
This comes depending on where you live within the city, some places lack water in the sense that they go a day or two without water but some other places go no day without water. I’d advise when you’re looking for a house you should consider this thus water is very much important. If by any chance you find an estate with a borehole that would be better.
Street children pose a big security problem since most of them have been linked with criminal activities in the recent past. It is a also hard to differentiate genuine beggar and a fraudster posing as a street child.
The same street children steal from passersby by smearing human waste on them in case they don’t submit their belongings in this case phones and money. This is how disgusting living in the city can be.
Electricity black outs
Any Nairobian will agree with me that electricity black outs can be quite frustrating. Let’s take for instance if you’re running a business that highly depends on electric power and it goes off, you will end up losing a lot on that particular day, that’s one of the many things that may occur when power goes off.
Risk of terror attacks
Living in the city can expose you to deadly terror attacks, this can happen any day, any where. The recent Dusit D2 attack came as a shock to many Kenyans even after the terrible Westage Mall attack back in 2013.
This happens a lot before, during and general elections. Influential politicians dwell in Nairobi and whenever something comes up, Nairobi will be the first place to host either demonstrations or public gatherings. This might affect someone who is not even aware of what is going on.
Most demonstrations happen in Nairobi and leaves scores of political enthusiasts hurt and even killed. Many others have fallen victim including children playing at their house’s balcony, so you can tell how living in the city can be at times.