By Protus Onyango
Pipeline Estate in Embakasi is a place favoured by many for its affordable cost of living.
Churches here have adopted eye-catching names to attract congregations.
One comes across many churches.
“Welcome. God will turn your miles into smiles,” reads a banner at the entrance of a church.
Ironically, the many churches neighbour bars that operate 24 hours.
Come Sunday mornings, all one hears are pious hymns. As dusk falls, another characteristic of the estate emerges.
The scene changes as most residents; both men and women, young and old throng the bars.
Sylvia (not her real name) is a 26-year-old resident of Pipeline and says men from all over the county go there to sample the ‘delicacies’ on offer in the area.
The single mother of a six-year-old has three jobs she does in 24 hours and rarely finds time to sleep.