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Later, "white" residential areas extended to 3O Context of Urban Agriculture Lavington and Thompson Estate on the west, Spring Valley, Westlands, and Muthaiga on the north, and to the former Blixen coffee estate at Karen and Langata, on the southwest (Map 2). " The Asian areas around Nairobi South and Eastleigh that were rebuilt, expanded, and improved after the First World War represented an intermediate level between the European and African residential standards. Building materials in the new settlement were mostly corrugated iron, grass thatch, discarded wood and metal sheeting, and mud and wattle in the non-European parts of Nairobi, while hand-hewn blocks of trachyte tuff, terracotta roofing tiles, and terrazzo floors were favoured by the white administrators and settlers for their houses and offices.
The fact remains, however, that jua kali industries are a growing part of African cities; and no matter how much researchers and administrators may laud or deprecate its existence, this sector will not be stamped out or commandeered by the formal or the government sector. URBAN AGRICULTURE AFRICAN INFORMAL AS PART OF THE SECTOR If the crafts and services component of the jua kali sector is currently receiving overdue favourable attention from many researchers and administrators, the same cannot be said for that part of it that we have identified as the urban agricultural sector.
Post-colonial efforts at nation-building have stressed national unity and pride above traditional sentiments of tribal or clan loyalty, and this has been especially true in large cities where tribalism is considered to be at best irrelevant and at worst a negative force. As tribalism weakens further in the "modern" regions of Africa, other political and social forces tending to promote the growth of the technologically advanced urban sector have become relatively more pervasive. These act as pull elements luring landless and disaffected or better-educated rural residents, now bereft of strong tribal loyalties, to the cities.
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