On Tuesday 2 May 2018, roads in Kericho county were nominated for toilets – in line with recent Kenya Ministry of Health directive that service providers, road service providers included, must provide their clients with toilets for use free of charge. In the nomination, Mr. Sammy Keter proposed Saos Security firm. The security firm will provide security services.

Today, we informed Kenya National Highways Authority and Kenya Roads Board about the nomination, see email below. Therefore, we will wait for a reasonable period of time for response from the roads authority. We will then start construction of the toilets and related signages.

We are please to announce that DW News has today featured us again. This time the subject is rainwater harvesting. Enjoy.

Today CS. Samuel Keter, Esq, CPS (K), on the left in photo, nominates Kiptere Water Community for RaHa Solutions. He proposes Safaricom PLC to mark their tank. The project is designed to cover a 16 square kilometre radius when it’s completed and 20,000 people will benefit from it. So far, only phase one of the project has been done.

The following is what Samuel said.

To ‘Even It Up’, I nominate Kiptere Water Community Project for support in repairing of an existing concrete water tank.

The nominee is a water starved village and some of the beneficiaries include schools, dispensaries and market centres located along Kiptere-Sondu road, Sigowet Ward, Sigowet/Soin Constituency in Kericho County.

I would like an advertiser called Safaricom PLC to mark the gift with their name or logo free of charge.

The nominee and I agree that the gift be built in Kiptere Location, Sigowet Ward, Sigowet /Soin Constituency, Kericho County.

The nominee agrees to prepare the foundation and provide all unskilled labor required.

Some of the beneficiaries are as follows:
1. Erick Chepkwony;
2. Andrew Koech;
3. David Koech;
4. Esther Korir (Principal Kakibei Girls);
5. Mr. Kirui (Principal Kakibei Boys);
6. Joshua Langat(Skyline Academy);
7. Jeremiah Bett;
8. Evaline Chepngeno ( Principal Marumbasi Secondary);
9. Julius Rono Tele;
10. Sammy Bett( Chipchip);
11. Geoffrey Chepkwony;
12. Robert Chepkwony;
13. Kenneth Chepkwony;
14. Joseph Koech;
15. Andrew Chirchir;
16. Peter Bett;
17. Paul Tonui;
18. Isaiah Rono;
19. Mark Tonui;
20. Shadrack Kerich.

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)

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.

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.

Yesterday, we shared this on facebook and we received many of your responses.

Such emptying services exist because each of us, especially in Karen, pours 11L of water in toilets, every time we add just 1/2kg of faeces and urine in the toilets –– this is water we don’t have much of.

We should not blame the small private and informal enterprises that provide us the emptying services. Instead, we should dry the faeces because 95% of faeces is water that can easily evaporate from faeces on site. We should also dry urine to form stable plant fertiliser. We should all partner in installing SANI SOLAR wherever we can, to avoid this unfortunate business.

People downstream will use this water therefore, Kenya roads authority must now partner with us in cleaning this water (in photo). Indeed, the authority builds good roads that are evidently catching this water for the water starved.

This morning, DW featured SANI SOLAR in news regarding Kenya government directive on free public toilets – banks, hotels, supermarkets and other various establishments have been given one month by the government to provide free sanitation to all their clients.

In the Standard, there is a story that will make you Even It Up now, especially because doing so is cost free to you.

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.