Director & Producer
Twelve-year-old Richie's biggest wish is to go back to school. But that's not an option as he is his family’s main breadwinner.
Every morning, as the sun rises over one of the continents largest landfills, Richie ventures into the dangerous grounds to collect recyclable garbage to sell in the evenings.
It’s a dangerous job, not least because the dump is ruled by local gangs and cartels.
While Richie hopes to make a few Kenyan Shillings a day, the landfill has been a goldmine for those higher up the food chain where corruption decides on who gets the lucrative, million-dollar tenders.
In this investigate short documentary we follow the garbage trail from Richie to a dumpsite lord and Nairobi's politicians.