Kenya happens to boast the largest economy in East Africa, but it also happens to have a not-so-impressive gap between the rich and poor.
Nairobi outlines this gap more clearly because almost every rich neighborhood is located just next to a slum. It’s a city of the haves and the have-nots. Experts say these slums developed next to rich neighborhoods a long time ago because the servants of the wealthy needed somewhere close to live. So they set up settlements and formed the slums.
Now, renowned American photographer Johnny Miller, supported by Code for Africa and the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Slumscapes project, has captured the inequality through aerial images taken by a drone.
With the help of a local pilot familiar with Kenya’s strict drone laws, Miller photographed areas like the wealthy suburb of Loresho where government workers and other upper-class Kenyans live in gated housing complexes neighboring shacks made with scrap metal, sticks, and mud.
Take a look at the photos below: