Rising prices: “I can no longer buy rice for my children”

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Florence Kambua (left) rummages through the trash for anything she can sell.

In Kenya, rising food prices mean that some families eat only once a day or not at all, writes the BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga in Nairobi.

Early in the morning I find Florence Kambua bent over, digging through the rubbish dump outside her door to pick up plastic, glass, clothes – anything she can sell in Kenya’s capital.

The 40-year-old wears a black sweater and knee-high plastic boots. His work is not for the faint of heart. It’s also dangerous.

In the slum of Mukuru Kwa Njenga, rotten groceries and stuffed diapers wriggle under his feet.

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