"The shortfall of up to 75000 urban dwellings a year has
been met by individual families themselves, who has
squatted on public and private land and built whatever
poor form of shelter was within their means (...) where
even this was not possible, they have doubled up or
trippled up with other families.
(...) a partia: survey in 1962 showed that in Nairobi some
100,000 persons were living in only 28,387 rooms, and two
households out of every three had an occupancy rate of
four or more persons per room. Overcrowding is now even
more severe (...)"