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Gikomba Market Explosion - Nairobi, K...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Ruud Elmendorp
16 May 2014

May 16, 2014

Nairobi, Kenya

Two explosions at the busy Gikomba Market in Nairobi on May 16, 2014 killed at least ten people.

General views of market area
Quote police officer, his name is in a close shot
Saying two people died and unknown number casualties
Saying twin blast of planted improvised explosive devices that were
manually detonated during market hours on a very busy clothing market.
So that makes it a deliberate attack to hurt as much people as possible.
Also noted that the attackers targeted the local population that are
not rich otherwise they wouldn't go to this market.
first sequence has shots of the first blast site
hole in the ground, police officers investigating
then to the second blast site where people were hurt
shots of passenger mini bus that was affected, blood stained bag
other site where someone blew up, his/her shoes remaining with blood
quote market lady who saw it happening
her name is Judy Ngeri
quote 1.43 - 1.51 translated from Kiswahili
We went there and there people with blood on them.
Like his heart coming out, and he died over there.
And I went looking there.

Gikomba is a very popular second hand clothing market and populated
area. They sell clothes that are originally intended to be given out
for free through collections in the Western world. but they sell them
anyway. Gikomba is just outside the city center and daily frequented
by 10,000nds of people day in day out.

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Sarah Neilesa, 21, during one of her first yoga classes, as teacher, at the Nairobi Aviation College. Sarah is affected by albinism but she feel empowered through yoga. "Thanks to yoga," she says, "I've learned to appreciate how I am and to love myself; I can teach and inspire people." The yoga pose is "Dhanurasana," or Bow Pose.

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Sarah Neilesa (21), during one of her first yoga classes, as teacher, at the Nairobi Aviation College. Sarah is affected by albinism but she feel empowered through yoga. "Thanks to yoga," she says, "I've learned to appreciate how I am and to love myself; I can teach and inspire people." The yoga pose is "Padahastasana," or Hand Under Foot Pose.

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Benta Atieno, 19, on the way to teach a yoga class in Kibera, which is considered to be one of the largest slums in Africa. Benta started the course to become a yoga teacher, with the Africa Yoga Project, after finishing dress-making school in 2009. Before starting yoga, she said she was very lazy and unsure about herself, even about making dresses. She said she was feeling heavy and suffering after walking for a short distance. "I was also very shy," she recalls, "and at the first lesson I was even too shy to say my name and I covered my eyes."

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Nicole Akoth (21) and her 3 year-old son Alex at her parents' home in Kariobangi, Nairobi.

Nicole has been doing yoga for two years. She loves children and teaches them that they can do anything they want in life.

Yoga taught her to be more courageous, stronger and to over come her shyness. Teaching has also allowed her to gain financial stability. Her dream is to open her own Yoga center and art school.

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Nicole Akoth (21), and her 3 year-old son Alex at her parents' home in Kariobangi, Nairobi.

Nicole has been doing yoga for two years. She loves children and teaches them that they can do anything they want in life.

Yoga taught her to be more courageous, stronger and to over come her shyness. Teaching has also allowed her to gain financial stability. her dream is to open her own Yoga center and art school.

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Benta Atieno (19) and her assistant Susan Njeri (23), giving a yoga class in a school of Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa.

Benta decided to become a yoga teacher with Africa Yoga Project in 2009 after graduating from a school where she learned how to make dresses. Before starting yoga, Benta says she was very lazy and lacked self confidence, even when making dresses. Benta was feeling heavy and had difficulties walking even short distances. "I was also very shy. A my first class, I was even too shy to say my name. I covered my eyes".

In the schools are practiced a selection of standing poses, stretching and games. The excercises are easier because children are often malnourished.

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Benta Atieno (19) and her assistant Susan Njeri (23), giving a yoga class in a school of Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa.

Benta decided to become a yoga teacher with Africa Yoga Project in 2009 after graduating from a school where she learned how to make dresses. Before starting yoga, Benta says she was very lazy and lacked self confidence, even when making dresses. Benta was feeling heavy and had difficulties walking even short distances. "I was also very shy. A my first class, I was even too shy to say my name. I covered my eyes".

In the schools are practiced a selection of standing poses, stretching and games. The excercises are easier because children are often malnourished.

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Benta Atieno, 19, and her assistant Susan Njeri, 23, teach a Yoga class in a little school of Kibera, considered to be one of the largest slum in Africa.

After finishing from the dress making school in 2009, Benta started the course with Africa Yoga Project to become a Yoga teacher. Before starting Yoga, she was shy, lazy, felt tired and heavy after walking for a short distance, unsure about herself, and her ability to make dresses. Benta was feeling heavy and she was suffering after walking for a short distance. In the schools. a selection of standing poses, stretching and games are practiced and the exercises are easier because children are often malnourished.

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Sarah Neilesa (21), teaching one of her first yoga classes at the Nairobi Aviation College.

As an Albino, Sarah has suffered a lot from discrimination. She says yoga has helped her feel more empowered. "Thanks to yoga, I've learned to appreciate how I am and to love myself. I can teach and inspire people".

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Susan Njeri, 23, stretches her body in her favorite Yoga pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana or Wheel Pose) on the railway line at the entrance of Kibera in Nairoba, Kenya. Susan started Yoga after finishing high school when she did not have enough money to continue her education.

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Benta Atieno, 19, in her favorite Yoga pose (Virabhadrasana I or Warrior I) in Kibera, considered to be one of the largest slum in Africa.
After finishing from the dress making school in 2009, Benta started the course with Africa Yoga Project to become a Yoga teacher. Before starting Yoga, she was shy, lazy, felt tired and heavy after walking for a short distance, unsure about herself, and her ability to make dresses. Benta was feeling heavy and she was suffering after walking for a short distance. In the schools. a selection of standing poses, stretching and games are practiced and the exercises are easier because children are often malnourished.

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Margaret Njeri (23) in her favorite pose (Virabhadrasana II or Warrior II) in a street of Kariobangi, Nairobi,

Margaret Njeri was an acrobat before becoming a teacher. The young mother says earning a living as an acrobat was not easy. She sometimes even had to turn to small crimes to survive. She is now paid $100 a month to teach five classes a week in prisons, schools and other destitute parts of city. The rest of the time, Margaret teaches private classes to round up her salary. Thanks to yoga, she is now able to support herself and her one year-old daughter. At first, she thought Yoga was a religion. The likes Yoga because it is very physical and has a strong meditation part at the same time.

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Sarah Neilesa, 21, helps a student during one of her first Yoga classes, as teacher, at the Nairobi Aviation College. Sarah is affected by albinism but she feels empowered and more flexible, through Yoga. "Thanks to Yoga," she says, "I've learned to appreciate how I am and to love myself; I can teach and inspire people."

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Sarah Neilesa, 21, helps a student during one of her first yoga classes, as teacher, at the Nairobi Aviation College. Sarah is suffers from albinism, but she feel empowered through yoga.

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Sarah Neilesa, 21, helps a student with yoga pose Utkatasana or Chair pose, during one of her first classes as teacher at the Nairobi Aviation College in Kenya. Sarah is affected by albinism but she feel empowered and more flexible through yoga. Thanks to yoga, she says, "I've learned to appreciate how I am and to love myself; I can teach and inspire people."

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Margaret Njeri, 23, stands with her daughter in the internal balcony of her apartment block in Kariobangi, Nairobi in Kenya. Margaret endured a difficult time in making a living as an acrobat and would often get injured, before starting the Africa Yoga Project program and becoming a yoga teacher in 2007. She believed that Yoga was a religion but when she finally tried it the first time, she really liked it because it is very physical and also has a strong meditation part.

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A game played during a yoga class held by Susan Njeri, 23, and assisted by Benta Atieno, 19, in Kibera Hamlets School. Susan started yoga after high school when she didn't have enough money to continue her education. "I really like yoga," she adds, "because it allows me to calm down when I am angry, through meditation, and because it allows me to connect to the community. Seeing how many children we can make smile with our lessons brings me happiness." A selection of standing poses, stretching and games are practiced in the school. The exercises are made easier because children are often malnourished.The yoga pose is "Vrksasana" or the Tree pose.

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Susan Njeri, 23, teaches children the Vrksasana or the Tree yoga pose in a class at the Kibera Hamlets School in Nairobi, Kenya where children learn a selection of standing poses, stretching and games. Susan started Yoga after high school when she didn't have enough money to pursue her education. "I like Yoga because meditation allows me to calm down when I am angry. It also allows me to connect to the community, seeing how many children we can make smile with out lessons, it brings me happiness." Children find exercises easier than usual because they are often malnourished.

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Susan Njeri (23) assisted by Benta Atieno (19), teaching a yoga class at the Kibera Hamlets School.

Susan started Yoga after high school. She didn't have enough money to pursue her education. "I like Yoga because meditation allows me to calm down when I am angry. It also allows me to connect to the community. Seeing how many children we can make smile with our lessons brings me happiness".

Children practicing yoga in schools learn a selection of standing poses, stretching and games. The exercises are easier than usual because children are often malnourished.

Yoga pose: Virabhadrasana III or Warrior III Pose.

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Nicole Akoth, 21, in her favourite yoga pose: Eka Pada Urdvha Dhanurasana (or one-legged variation of Upward-Facing Bow Pose). Nicole has been practising yoga for two years. She loves kids and she loves teaching them because she thinks she can help them feel that they would be able to be anything they want in life. Thanks to Yoga she became more courageous in life, stronger and less shy but also more stable financially. She dreams to open her own Yoga center and also an art school.

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A yoga class at the Kibera Hamlets School.

Susan started Yoga after high school. She didn't have enough money to pursue her education. "I like yoga because meditation allows me to calm down when I am angry. It allows me to connect to the community. Seeing how many children we can make smile with our classes brings me happiness."

Children who practice yoga in school learn a selection of standing poses, stretching exercises and games. The exercises are easier than usual because children are often malnourished.

Yoga pose: Vrksasana or the Tree pose.

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James Nweu, 35, showing Bhujangasana (or the Cobra Pose) during a yoga class in the Youth Correction Centre of Kamiti prison, the largest prison in Nairobi. In this centre boys between 17 and 22 years old have to spend a period of a maximum of 4 months. The most common charge is robbery with violence. For James yoga is a way of life. Beside teaching Ashtanga yoga, he is a choreographer and teaches design at the University.

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Children are storing the yoga mats after a class in an orphanage in Nairobi. The Njiru Progessive Focuse Centre takes care of 97 children aged between 3 and 18 years old. According to the director, Yoga relaxes their mind after school classes.

Nicole Akoth, 21, has been doing yoga for two years. She loves children and teaches them that they can do anything they want in life.

Yoga taught her to be more courageous, stronger and to over come her shyness. Teaching has also allowed her to gain financial stability. her dream is to open her own Yoga center and art school.

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Nicole Akoth, 21, teaches a yoga class in an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. The Njiru Progressive Focus Centre is a community based organization that takes care of 97 children aged between three and 18. According to the director, Yoga relaxes children's minds after school. Nicole has been doing yoga for two years. She loves children and teaches them that they can do anything they want in life. Yoga taught her to be more courageous, stronger and to overcome her shyness. Teaching has also allowed her to gain financial stability. Her dream is to open her own Yoga center and art school.

Yoga pose: Savasana (or Corpse Pose).

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Children watch the director of Hafra Hope Academy in the Kangemi slum as he takes part to the yoga class. In the Kangemi slum, the hall is used as a church on Sundays. The yoga pose is "Urdhva Hastasana," or Upward Salute.

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Children during a yoga class at the Hafra Hope Academy in the Kangemi slum. The yoga pose is "Parsvottanasana" or Intense Side Stretch Pose.

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Nicole Akoth (21), teaching a yoga class in an orphanage in Nairobi. The Njiru Progessive Focuse Centre is a community based organization that takes care of 97 children aged between 3 and 18 years old. According to the director, yoga relaxes the children's minds after school.

Nicole has been doing yoga for two years. She loves children and teaches them that they can do anything they want in life.

Yoga taught her to be more courageous, stronger and to over come her shyness. Teaching has also allowed her to gain financial stability. her dream is to open her own Yoga center and art school.

Yoga pose: Savasana (or Corpse Pose).

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Ann Chege, 19, laughs during a Skype call with her mentor, a yoga teacher located in the United States. Mentors pay their students $100 a month to allow them to focus on their yoga studies while in exchange, they have to offer five free classes a week called Outreaches, in needy communities of Nairobi, Kenya. Before starting the Yoga course, Ann rarely accepted feedbacks about her conduct and thought that fighting was the only way to solve her problems, but now recognizes that she had only been hurting herself and people around her. Although she has never met her mentor in reality, Ann is very positive about the help and the feedback she receives not only about yoga but general remarks about life.

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Nicole Akoth, 21,, teaching a yoga class in an orphanage in Nairobi. The Njiru Progessive Focuse Centre is a community based organization that takes care of 97 children aged between 3 and 18 years old. According to the director, yoga relaxes the children's minds after school.

Nicole has been doing yoga for two years. She loves children and teaches them that they can do anything they want in life.

Yoga taught her to be more courageous, stronger and to over come her shyness. Teaching has also allowed her to gain financial stability. her dream is to open her own Yoga center and art school.

Yoga pose: Padahastasana or Hand Under Foot Pose.

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Nicole Akoth, 21, teaches a class in an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. The Njiru Progressive Focus Centre is a community-based organization that takes care of 97 children between the ages of three and 18. According to the director, Yoga brings the children something extra to relax their mind after school classes. Nicole has been practicing Yoga for two years. Nicole has been practicing yoga for two years. She loves kids and loves teaching them because she thinks she can bring them to feel that they would be able to be anything they want in life. Thanks to Yoga, she became not only more courageous, stronger and less shy but also more stable financially. She dreams to open her own Yoga center and also an art school.

Yoga pose: Adho mukha svanasana or dog pose.

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Benta Atieno, 19, and her assistant Susan Njeri, 23, teach a Yoga class in a school of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, considered to be one of the largest slum in Africa. After finishing from the dress making school in 2009, Benta started the course with Africa Yoga Project to become a Yoga teacher. Before starting Yoga, she was shy, lazy, felt tired and heavy after walking for a short distance, unsure about herself, and her ability to make dresses. Benta was feeling heavy and she was suffering after walking for a short distance. In the schools. a selection of standing poses, stretching and games are practiced and the exercises are easier because children are often malnourished.

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Samson Muhalia,53, in his favourite pose (Bakasana or Crane Pose) in a street of the Kangemi slum. Samson worked for UN-Habitat for 21 years before becoming a yoga teacher.

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Margaret Njeri, 23, in her apartment in Kariobangi, Nairobi, breast-feeds her daughter Kinndli, named after her mentor. Margaret was an acrobat before starting the Africa Yoga Project program to become a yoga teacher in 2007. "It was not easy to earn a living with acrobatics," she recalls, "it was easy to injure yourself and the money was very little, so often, we were doing petty crimes." She believed that yoga was a religion, but when she finally tried it for the first time, she really liked it because it is both physical and has a strong meditation aspect to it.

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Margaret Njeri, 23, holding her daughter and chatting with her colleagues Catherine (left) and Winfred (right) in her apartment in Kariobangi, Nairobi.

Margaret Njeri was an acrobat before becoming a teacher. The young mother says earning a living as an acrobat was not easy. She sometimes even had to turn to small crimes to survive. She is now paid $100 a month to teach five classes a week in prisons, schools and other destitute parts of city. The rest of the time, Margaret teaches private classes to round up her salary. Thanks to yoga, she is now able to support herself and her one year-old daughter. At first, she thought Yoga was a religion. The likes Yoga because it is very physical and has a strong meditation part at the same time.

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Benta Atieno, 19, poses outside her room at a workshop in Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya where she lives with her sister. After finishing at the dress making school in 2009, Benta started the course to become a yoga teacher with Africa Yoga Project. She says she was shy, lazy, feeling heavy and tired after walking for a short distance, and unsure of herself and her ability to make dresses before she started the lessons.

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Catherine Nyambura, 21, in her favourite yoga pose, Vrksasana or the Tree pose, in a street of Kariobangi, Nairobi. Catherine, who just finished high school, loves to teach other people and will have to attend classes offered by the Africa Yoga Project to assist other teachers during their work and outreach.

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Margaret Njeri, 23, is on her way to an Outreach class inside a matatu, a small bus used for public transport.

Margaret was an acrobat before starting the Africa Yoga Project program to become a yoga teacher in 2007. It was not easy to earn a living with acrobatics, she recalls, as it was easy to injury yourself and money was very little so often acrobats were doing petty crimes. She believed that Yoga was a religion but when she finally tried the first time she really liked it because it is very physical and is also good for meditation.

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Margaret Njeri (23) and her assistant Catherine Nyambura (20), discussing their classes schedule with Catherine Njeri in the Shine Centre's office in Nairobi.

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Margaret Njeri, 23, and her assistant Catherine Nyambura, 20, are waiting to leave after a class in the Langata Women Prison.