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KENYA'S PUBLIC SANITATION IS A CRISIS AND TIME BOMB THAT NEEDS TO BE TREATED AS AN EMERGENCY

Clean Up Kenya began advocacy work on public sanitation issues in 2015. This campaign has seen the documentation and publishing of hundreds of cases from across the country. This has led to many positive interventions including the signature decision by the Government of Kenya to ban single use plastic bags. We have also held dozens of community initiatives to draw attention to the public sanitation crisis facing the nation.

At the base of our advocacy work is the principle of increasing visibility on issues, putting duty bodies to task to keep Kenya clean as required by the law by expanding sanitation regulatory frameworks and improving waste infrastructures, demanding actions from corporations particularly those who deploy single use plastics such as PET bottles, and calling on all citizens to be more involved in keeping Kenya clean by adoption of sustainable behaviors.

An area that is also of greatest concern to us is that of sanitation rights for the urban poor, which has seen installation of dumpsites in poor communities, lack of access to sewerage facilities and irregular collection of waste in these communities. 

We have worked with organizations such as the UN Environment, Grid-Arendal, Africa Development Bank, among others in our advocacy work and welcome more collaborations from all.

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