The Star (Nairobi)

23 November 2012

Kenya: Let's Build Latrines for Eight Million Kenyans - Mugo

PUBLIC Health and Sanitation minister Beth Mugo has asked Kenyans to build latrines to stop infectious diseases. More than 8 million Kenyans have no access to toilets while a child dies from a disease caused by poor sanitation every fifteen minutes.

Mugo was speaking at Sikinga Primary School in Nambale district during the celebrations to mark the World Toilets Day on Monday. She praised the residents and leaders for ensuring that every homestead has a toilet urging other areas to follow suit.

"Health and government officers need to utilise available resources to ensure each homestead has a toilet," said Mugo. MP Chris Okemo was also in attendance.

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