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KENYA: Busaa - traditional local brew

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Kenyans dance and drink Busaa, a traditional fermented beer, in a crowded Busaa club at midday in a Nairobi slum on April 7, 2013. Busaa is made by crudely fermenting maize, millet, sorghum or molasses. At Kshs 35 per liter it is much cheaper than a Kshs120 half-liter bottle of commercial beer. The local brew was legalised in 2010 and since then Busaa clubs have become increasingly popular in slums and rural areas. Drinking is on the rise in Kenya, especially among young people. Photo by Benedicte Desrus