Samuel Musyoki

Ending Open Defecation to Save Lives: World Toilet Day 2011 in Kenya

The last one month we have been really busy gearing up for the World Toilet Day. This is the fifth year running that Plan International Kenya will be celebrating World Toilet Day. As usual we celebrate this day on the ground where villages have attained Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The first (2007), second (2008) and third (2009) year we celebrated in Kilifi, the 4th (2010) in Homa Bay County. This year the celebrations will be in Siaya County.

Harnessing GIS Mapping and Social Media for Better Sanitation & Hygiene in Informal Settlements

I know it is close to two months since I blogged last. To be precise it was just after the AfricaSan3 either early or Mid August. Since my last post quite a number of things have happened including sharing with my peers from the Region of Eastern and Southern Africa about the CLTS work Plan International has been doing in Kenya and the region.

Inspiring to act and breaking the mould at the WSSCC Global Forum in Mumbai

The WSSCC Forum in Mumbai has been simply amazing. I do not regret having set aside time to come and thanks to Robert and Petra for the encouragement and support. I have been on the move a lot since July 2011. I arrived here on Sunday 9th 2011 around 4am. The inauguration was amazing and really colourful. We had a taste of Indian culture through music, drumming and dance. However, looking around the hall I could not tell if people enjoyed the music or not.

AfricaSan, urban CLTS and some promising connections

I have just been to the AfricaSan’s conference in Kigali, Rwanda. Upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport, I couldn’t help but start comparing with the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi Kenya. I had heard a lot about how clean Kigali is. A colleague already started telling me how they had disallowed the use of plastic bags in Rwanda. It is quite a drive from the airport to the city. This gave me an opportunity to look out and get an impression of the state of cleanliness.


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