About Side Hustle

Welcome to Nairobi Side Hustle! Side Hustle is a magazine devoted to Nairobi. It is created by people who love Nairobi and are fascinated by Nairobi and wanted to see more and better journalism about the city and the people who call it home. Want to get in touch? Find us on Twitter @SideHustleNBO or on…


“Stories.” Fiction. Set in Nairobi. This is currently the home of Nairobi’s own Alexander Ikawah, and his work of serialized fiction “State of Emergency.” Find the next installment on April 3.

The Hellraisers of Nairobi

By Edith Honan The only thing that made it different when this 15-year-old girl went to the Huruma Police Station to report that her neighbor had raped her was the presence of a brigade of local female hellraisers. She had come alone to this same station a few weeks earlier to report the rape. Nothing…

Burundians in Nairobi

Davy Ngarukiye explores his Burundian heritage through the lens of fellow expats in Nairobi.