Discover the Stories Behind the Data

HURUmap helps storytellers and campaigners use data to add context and depth to stories.

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Story Showcase

Explore how people are using HURUmap to improve their storytelling.

Marakwet locals intercept lorry ferrying 30 donkeys as demand for meat rises

By Stephen Rutto

Marakwet East locals intercepted a lorry transporting 30 donkeys in Chesoi, on suspicion that the animals had been stolen from from other areas.

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Two suspected thugs shot dead in Nairobi as crime rate soars

By Nancy Agutu

Two suspected thugs were shot dead in two separate incidents on Tuesday evening, and three guns with more than 30 bullets recovered.

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Narok, Homa Bay and West Pokot top in early pregnancy

By Monicah Mwangi

About one in every five teenage girls between 15-19 years have either had a live birth or are pregnant with their first child, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund.

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About HURUmap

What’s the data behind the story? HURUmap gives infomediaries like journalists and civic activists an easy ‘plug & play’ toolkit for finding and embedding interactive data visualisations into their storytelling.

HURUmap’s underlying data is quality-checked, from reputable official sources including the government Census, PEPFAR and Uwezo.

The project is built on Wazimap, an open source platform by OpenUp and Media Monitoring Africa for making census data more understandable.

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HURUmap is made possible through support from the following partners:

Code for Africa Data Zetu Twaweza