Associate Professor, University of Iowa

Month: September 2010

Playing the Numbers Game to Discredit the Numbers Game

Playing the Numbers Game to Discredit the Numbers Game

Rasna Warah has an opinion piece in today’s Daily Nation on the new census figures for Kibera–something I blogged about last week. A regular critic of development projects, Warah argues the inflated population figures traditionally given for Kibera most likely were created and promoted by […]

What’s in a Name (and a Number)?

What’s in a Name (and a Number)?

Friday the Daily Nation published an article titled “Myth shattered: Kibera numbers fail to add up.” Looking at the newly released 2009 Kenya census, Muchiri Karanja writes: It has been billed as Africa’s biggest slum and even by some accounts, the world’s largest. Some say […]