back to thumbnails

KENYA: Busaa - traditional local brew

Image 3 of 28
< Prev Next >
Exterior view of the Madiaba Busaa club in a Nairobi slum on April 7, 2013. Busaa, a traditional fermented beer, 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