Common Sports in Mathare Valley

Most slums are associated with limited spaces available to host various sports. This is due to over-crowding and unplanned nature of houses. The situation is the same in Mathare. Right from Mlango Kubwa to Mathare North and Huruma the situation is that of limited space for sports. The available spaces shared between sports and regular public gatherings which includes political and religious rallies.

However, there are various fields that are used for sporting activities. Within the slums, the most common sports include, boxing, soccer, darts, draughts, swimming, Ajua, pool, athletics, Volleyball and soccer on the DSTv channel. Every week, starting this Friday-14/1/2011, we shall highlight each sport accompanied with photos. Watch out for more…on this space.

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