Kibera Church Service - Kibera Stories

On Sundays, this “city in the city” transforms into a sea of colour – the roads filled with swirling dresses, bright umbrellas and coloured flags proudly flying above the doors of the churches aligned down every alley. Religion plays a huge role for most of the people in Kenya and religious institutions are seen as places of refuge and solace. Most Kenyans identify themselves as members of one faith community and such faith communities play a significant role in influencing people’s lives and behaviours. The habitants of Kibera are no exception and religion is hardly ever taken slightly. Most families attend Sunday church services and the sound of gospel music and sermons echoes through Kibera throughout the day. In Kibera, Congregants gather every Sunday for spiritual guidance and a safety net that would otherwise not exist.