The price of fear: In slums where killings, rape, kidnappings and other criminal violence are commonplace, say researchers, lives and livelihoods are hampered by a force that is tough to measure—fear

by IRIN News

Youth in Kenya’s Kibera slums carry crude weapons ready to fight youths from the rival side. Three people were killed in the January 2008 confrontation Photo: Julius Mwelu/IRIN

In slums where killings, rape, kidnappings and other criminal violence are commonplace, say researchers, lives and livelihoods are hampered by a force that is tough to measure: Fear.

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