Kenya: Stalled Public Toilet Project in Kayaba Resumes Service

A public toilet project at a city slum that had stalled for more than a month has resumed service.

Since last month, residents in Crescent area of Kayaba in Starehe sub-county have been forced to seek alternative facilities after the Kayaba Community Health Workers Project (KCHWP) stalled.

The project stalled after a sewer line broke following floods that brought down the Kayaba-Hazina footbridge.

KCHWP's chairlady, Ms Pauline Philiph said: "After the sewer pipe was swept away, we had to close the toilets and bathrooms until we repaired the sewer line."

She added that repairs to the damaged pipe cost project members more than Sh30,000.

The project was built with funding from the European Union in partnership with the Kenyan government.

According to South B assistant county commissioner Michael Were, the project has contributed significantly to raising health standards in the slum.

"Nowadays this toilet and other projects have improved the health status of the slums within South B," said Mr Were.

More From: Nation

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.