As Nairobi widens roads and erects new apartment buildings, its famous nurseries, which operate on public land, are threatened. Photo by Jason Patinkin
“If I may ask,” the flower vender interrupts, “when did you last see a frog in Nairobi?”
I pause. This is a question I have never been asked before.
“You’ve never seen one,” he answers for me, then points to a row of concrete houses built over what was once a free-flowing river. “Because what they are doing is draining their sewage into a wetland. That’s why there’s no life in Nairobi.” Read more…