Aids activists have threatened mass action and a lawsuit against Kenya's government for its apparent failure to protect HIV-positive people from violence and intolerance. This follows the brutal murder of Isaiah Gakuyo, a frail 15-year-old boy who had been living with Aids.
A historic lawsuit in the Nairobi High Court, the first time that a Kenyan court will have heard a case relating to alleged discrimination against someone living with Aids, recently galvanised East African Aids activists. Previously fractious organisations representing HIV-positive Kenyans, united to demonstrate in the streets and to declare a "new militancy".
The hospital on the outskirts of Nairobi wasn't built because of its proximity to the Kenyan capital's massive townships, although the chaotic slums do provide it with an overflow of patients. It wasn't constructed using millions of dollars of donor funds, which is why it consists completely of cold, grey cement, overcrowded wards and medical equipment dating back to the 1960s. The wind created Mbagathi Hospital.