Why Wait in the Queue? How Kenya’s Slum Dwellers are Reclaiming their Toilets

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In Mathare, a large slum in Nairobi, lack of sanitation is one of the major problems facing the 600,000 inhabitants. The Kenyan government constructed public latrines here decades ago but the Nairobi City Council failed to maintain or clean them, leading to dilapidation. The slum’s citizens therefore took the maintenance of the latrines – each of which serves over 1,000 people every day – into their own hands.

Read more in this article by David Kariuki in ThinkAfricaPress, 5th September 2013

Date: 12 September 2013
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