Sanitation Policies, Practices and Preferences in Malindi, Kenya
- Malindi does not have a sewerage network: therefore, all residents rely on onsite sanitation.
- The majority of low-income residents use and prefer water-based sanitation options, such as pour- or cistern-flush toilets.
- Most low-income areas have sandy soil, so pits are prone to collapsing.
- When pits are full, residents commonly rely on informal manual emptiers.
- There is no treatment of wastewater or fecal sludge in Malindi: fecal waste is deposited at a waste site managed by the local water utility, or directly into the environment.