July 2019

Sanitation Policies, Practices and Preferences in Nakuru, Kenya

SUMMARY

  • Nakuru County in Kenya is a leader in advancing sanitation and piloting sanitation improvement programs.
  • The majority of low-income residents use unlined dry pit latrines but would prefer pour-flush toilets.
  • Most low-income areas have loose soil, so pits are prone to collapsing.
  • When pits are full, residents commonly dig new pits rather than empty existing ones.
  • Nakuru town has several treatment options for sewage and fecal sludge.

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