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Recycled weaves and a troubled police force – Maisha Mkanda

11 February 2022
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Would you recycle another woman's weave? How far can you go to get the coveted hair look you want as a woman? Two women from the sprawling slums of Korogocho showed how trash from Kenya's salons has raised the standards of life and beauty in the slum.

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Both women recycle plastics that they collect from the rubbish dump in Dandora. As they collect their items, they also come across discarded human hair weaves. They give these a new lease on life by giving them a good wash. They then dry and oil these weaves and resell them to the local salons for between KSh 100 to KSh 250, depending on the type of weave.

View the process here:


Another episode of Maisha Mkanda, titled A Troubled Police Force, featured the life of three police officers who opened up about the challenges rocking their department. In recent years, Kenya has witnessed a huge increase in the suicide and murder rates among police officers. The story further delved into the structural issues that have triggered mental ill-health affecting mostly junior officers and highlighted local solutions that can be used to solve these challenges.

If you missed it, catch up here on DStv.

Maisha Mkanda airs every Sunday at 7:30 pm on Maisha Magic Plus DStv CH 163 and GOtv Supa Ch 8.