Nairobians Told Who Will Now Clean Free Public Toilets

  • Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko informed city dwellers that a private firm will be contracted to manage the public toilets after he declared them free for all.

    Speaking on Saturday during the launch of the first Nairobi clean exercise under his government at Matopeni, Sonko maintained he was firm in his decision since his government will cater for the expenses.

    Governor Sonko stated: "My government is capable and will manage all expenses in a contract that will be signed soon."

    He explained that his decision was reached after finding out that although Nairobians pay Ksh10 for use cartels have been mismanaging the toilets to an extent of harassing the public.

    [caption caption="A public toilet in Nairobi County"][/caption]

    Nairobi county assembly majority leader Abdi Guyo asked with the Governor to include youths and allow them to manage the public facilities.

    "Let the youth organize themselves in groups from all the 85 wards and allow them to manage these facilities. This will be a way to empower them," Guyo pleaded.

    Last week, Sonko announced that Nairobi residents with soon start to use public toilets for free.

    The event was attended by Nairobi County Executive Members for Lands, Devolution, Environment, ICT and the County Secretary and some Members of the County Assembly.

    The cleanup exercise took place in all the 85 wards which were headed by the MCAs and ward administrators.

    [caption caption="Governor Sonko during the Saturday clean up exercise in Nairobi County"][/caption]

    Residents across all wards also participated in the event aimed to restore Nairobi back to its glory days.