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SARAH-JANE BROWNLIE JOINS OUR BOARD

We are thrilled to announce that Sarah-Jane Brownlie is member of our board.

In a PhD project, Sarah is disturbed by how globally families with disabled members are far more likely to live in poverty. She is finding how much people with disabilities have to offer the world if given chance to gain education and employment.

Sarah has projects in Africa for creating sustainable accessable villages that provide every adult with universal basic income, apprenticeships, education and health care.

She arranges for disabled students to do voluntary work on the projects in Africa. She works with disabled ex military in providing the logistics and man power to the projects. She sends disabled and older people as tourists so that the villages can gain income and trade.

PROVISION & MAINTENANCE OF TOILETS IN POLICE CHECK POINTS

We have emailed this to Kenya State Department of Interior

State Department of Interior
Harambee House, Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30510,00100 Nairobi.
Tel: +254-20-2227411
Email: ps.interior@kenya.go.ke, ps.pais@kenya.go.ke

RE: PROVISION & MAINTENANCE OF TOILETS IN POLICE CHECK POINTS

Recently, Kenya Ministry of health issued directive for managing human excreta and urine within service providing areas.

Police check points along roads have no toilets.

Please allow us to provide, install and maintain few SANI SOLAR toilets for free usage by the police.

We seek to do this because there may be NO budget for this for now yet poor excreta management anywhere results in contamination that affects many other citizens in the urban and rural space. Partial solutions will deliver only minimal public health, economic, social, and environmental benefits. To be cost effective, sanitation services must be planned to serve all those who need them – rich and poor alike.

REGARDS

(no signature as this is an email transmission)

UPDATE 4: WATER TANKS LINING & BUILDING TOILET, KYUASINI PRIMARY SCHOOL – KENYA ACTIONAID/GOVERNMENT APPROVALS

Yesterday, we formally presented to Kenya ActionAid and Government our intention to line water tank and build toilet in Kyuasini Primary School. ActionAid’s Lawrence Mwachidudu instructed us to do so in a meeting at the school.

The meeting was on 12-04-2018 inside the proposed girls’ boarding facility. ActionAid was represented by Lawrence and Catherine Mbiti. Kyuasini was represented by headteacher Kennedy Kitulu, Paul Kinyumu, Manetta Muia and Samuel Kivungi.

PROVISION & MAINTENANCE OF CLEAN TOILETS ALONG ROADS FOR FREE USAGE

FROM: RAHA SOLUTIONS

TO: ENG. JACOB RUWA, OGW

CHAIR & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

KENYA ROADS BOARD

info@krb.go.ke

Dear Sir,

RE: PROVISION & MAINTENANCE OF CLEAN TOILETS ALONG ROADS FOR FREE USAGE

This letter is open because promoting public access to toilets is not only about increasing provision, improving the quality and cleanliness of toilet facilities, signage and other information about what is available. It is also about sharing information – including intentions to provide, small details like signposting, and mapping of, local toilets – that help to shape an image for roads, towns and cities that makes a lasting and positive impression on local people and visitors. This is important for local people and visitors alike.

Please allow us to, at our cost, add and maintain SANI SOLAR toilets along your good roads for free usage by road users. The toilets, related signages and access will form part of existing road furniture (like drainage systems, bus stops etc). Note that the toilets don’t use water, they use solar heat instead. The toilets will manufacture fertiliser for locals.

We ask to do this because you may not be planning to do this instantly, yet Kenya Ministry of Health and road users expect road services to include toilet facilities that are accessible, clean and safe.

Last week, director of public health in Kenya Ministry of Health, Kepha Ombacho, said ‘..all banks, supermarkets, parks, bus stations and other public places must have clean water and sanitation systems…In Nakuru and Narok, a bus driver can’t stop on the way and let passengers go and defecate in the open. They will be arrested and fined. This is what should be happening in all the counties’.

While proposing that buses should have in-built toilets, many members of public have welcomed this directive.

The truth is that very few of us can afford fares for buses with inbuilt toilets and we cannot stop call of nature so the busses must stop where we (with your support) will provide toilet facilities.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Regards,

RaHaSolutions

(no signature because this letter is an email transmission)

OPEN KENYA ROADS BOARD LETTER – CLEAN WATER FROM ROADS FOR THE WATER STARVED 

FROM: RAHA SOLUTIONS

TO: ENG. JACOB RUWA, OGW

CHAIR & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

KENYA ROADS BOARD

info@krb.go.ke

Dear Sir,

RE: CLEAN WATER FROM ROADS FOR THE WATER STARVED 

This letter is open because it will help to shape an image for roads that makes a lasting and positive impression on local people and visitors. This is important for local people and visitors alike. 

Please allow us to, at our cost, add and maintain water filters along your good roads, especially where the roads cross water starved villages. The filters and related signages will form part of existing road furniture. Note that the filters are easy to maintain.

We ask to do this because you may not be planning to do this instantly yet roads pollute water – in photo is just one of ways the roads pollute rainwater.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Regards,

RaHaSolutions

(no signature because this letter is an email transmission)

WHY SANI SOLAR HAS SEAT

In response to our open letter to Kenya Roads Board – PROVISION & MAINTENANCE OF TOILETS ALONG ROADS FOR FREE USAGE – some of you have suggested that SANI SOLAR on the road sides should be seat-less. Our response is as follows.

Attitudes towards public toilets have shifted significantly over the last years.

Society has changed fundamentally, for instance most of us now have toilets with seats and washing facilities within our own homes.

Therefore, and evidence from various studies suggests that, people increasingly prefer to use toilets in managed buildings such as shopping malls – these public toilets have seats. Because of the seats, cleaning is rigorous.

The proposed road side toilets therefore, if seat-less, risk falling into a cycle of decline where low usage creates an atmosphere of neglect, discouraging public use for the purposes intended and attracting anti-social behaviour, graffiti and criminal damage, which in turn increases maintenance costs.

A situation where maintenance costs are high or rising, and public use is falling, is not sustainable.

OPEN KENYA ROADS BOARD LETTER – PROVISION & MAINTENANCE OF CLEAN TOILETS ALONG ROADS FOR FREE USAGE

FROM: RAHA SOLUTIONS

TO: ENG. JACOB RUWA, OGW

CHAIR & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

KENYA ROADS BOARD

info@krb.go.ke

Dear Sir,

RE: PROVISION & MAINTENANCE OF CLEAN TOILETS ALONG ROADS FOR FREE USAGE 

This letter is open because promoting public access to toilets is not only about increasing provision, improving the quality and cleanliness of toilet facilities, signage and other information about what is available. It is also about sharing information – including intentions to provide, small details like signposting, and mapping of, local toilets – that help to shape an image for roads, towns and cities that makes a lasting and positive impression on local people and visitors. This is important for local people and visitors alike. 

Please allow us to, at our cost, add and maintain SANI SOLAR toilets along your good roads for free usage by road users. The toilets, related signages and access will form part of existing road furniture (like drainage systems, bus stops etc). Note that the toilets don’t use water, they use solar heat instead. The toilets will manufacture fertiliser for locals.

We ask to do this because you may not be planning to do this instantly, yet Kenya Ministry of Health and road users expect road services to include toilet facilities that are accessible, clean and safe.

Last week, director of public health in Kenya Ministry of Health, Kepha Ombacho, said ‘..all banks, supermarkets, parks, bus stations and other public places must have clean water and sanitation systems…In Nakuru and Narok, a bus driver can’t stop on the way and let passengers go and defecate in the open. They will be arrested and fined. This is what should be happening in all the counties’.

While proposing that buses should have in-built toilets, many members of public have welcomed this directive.

The truth is that very few of us can afford fares for buses with inbuilt toilets and we cannot stop call of nature so the busses must stop where we (with your support) will provide toilet facilities.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Regards,

RaHaSolutions

(no signature because this letter is an email transmission)

UPDATE 3: WATER TANK LINING & BUILDING TOILETS, KYUASINI PRIMARY SCHOOL

LINER

We are please to announce that our USA friend, Climate, Inc., are sending Rivertex® APO670 to Kyuasini Primary School. Climate’s CEO/President, Rex Hayes (in photo), has just written to inform us about this.

Rivertex® APO670 has attained full WRAS certification following successful completion of BS6920 testing.

The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) certification is granted to materials that meet the highest criteria only. Products with the certification are the most suitable for contact with drinking water. The Rivertex® APO670 is the first Copolymer material of its kind to attain the BS6920 & WRAS certification.

UPDATE 2: WATER TANK LINING & BUILDING TOILETS, KYUASINI PRIMARY SCHOOL

LINER

We sent measurements of the tank in Kyuasini Primary School to our USA friends, Climate, inc. Climate are currently in processes of sending PVC liner to Kenya for lining the tank. PVC liner and bladder materials have an outstanding lifetime and they are highly resistant to weather impact. Molecular structure provides protection over a long period of time, even when exposed to the atmosphere, sunlight, UV direct impact. Strength and elasticity remains constant over many years.

Climate Inc. produces liner membranes for water and other fluid storage. Each membrane is produced on order, by precise dimensions and specification. We also offer Butyl and EPDM membrane material which can be used to store various fluids. All the membranes can be used for tank refurbishment, for existing concrete or steel tanks.

Butyl rubber is a synthetic rubber, a copolymer of isobutylene with isoprene. The abbreviation IIR stands for isobutylene isoprene rubber. Polyisobutylene, also known as “PIB” or polyisobutene, (C4H8)n, is the homopolymer of isobutylene, or 2-methyl-1-propene, on which butyl rubber is based. Butyl rubber is produced by polymerization of about 98% of isobutylene with about 2% of isoprene. Structurally, polyisobutylene resembles polypropylene, having two methyl groups substituted on every other carbon atom. Polyisobutylene is a colorless to light yellow viscoelastic material. It is generally odorless and tasteless, though it may exhibit a slight characteristic odor.

It can be made from the monomer isobutylene or CH2=C(CH3)2 only via cationic addition polymerization.  A synthetic rubber, or elastomer, butyl rubber is impermeable to air and used in many applications requiring an airtight rubber. Polyisobutylene and butyl rubber are used in the manufacture of adhesives, agricultural chemicals, fiber optic compounds, ball bladders, caulks and sealants, cling film, electrical fluids, lubricants (2 stroke engine oil), paper and pulp, personal care products, pigment concentrates, for rubber and polymer modification, for protecting and sealing certain equipment for use in areas where chemical weapons are present, as a gasoline/diesel fuel additive, and chewing gum. The first major application of butyl rubber was tire inner tubes. This remains an important segment of its market even today.

EPDM exhibits satisfactory compatibility with fireproof hydraulic fluids ketones, hot and cold water, and alkalis and exhibits unsatisfactory compatibility with most oils, gasoline, kerosene, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, halogenated solvents and concentrated acids.

The main properties of EPDM are its outstanding heat, ozone, and weather resistance. The resistance to polar substances and steam are also good. It has excellent electrical insulating properties. It has good resistance to ketones, ordinary diluted acids, and alkalies.

 

UPDATE 1: WATER TANK LINING & BUILDING TOILETS, KYUASINI PRIMARY SCHOOL

SITE PREPARATIONS

We used local water bowsers to transport water from about 10km away from Kyuasini Primary School. We then removed tank roofing and demolished centre pillar of the tank in order for lining to happen.