The effects of urban decay can be seen in rural Kenya townships. The small markets where folks congregate to buy and sell as well as socialize, are a dense concentration of all things rotten.
In the big cities, like Nairobi, the unsightly features are confined to particular addresses. In the countryside, however, dangerous constructions, dirt roads, vehicular junk, garbage and youth layabouts are a common sight everywhere.
This is a good manifestation of bad local authorities' management skills or luck of it all together.
The growth of these townships follows the dirt road spines penetrating deep into the lush green countrysides. Any land owner adjacent to a road feels obliged to construct a 'duka' building (shop).
If unchecked this trend, as the populations swell, could lead to worse environmental and social degradation than we imagine.