Kibarani informal settlement is located Changamwe constituency, Mikindani ward in Birikani sub location. The area covers approximately 23 hectares. The settlement has a long history. It was established in the early 1930s. In 1939 the people were evicted by the colonial government to use the site as a shooting area. After independence people started resettling there. But in 1974 they were evicted by the Kenyatta government. Under the Moi government the people were returned back to that place in 1982. Today’s name of the settlement relates to the use of the area as shooting range during colonial times.