Nairobi to phase out pit latrines

World Bank funds introduction of conventional toilets in Nairobi slums.

The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company is undertaking a Sh1 billion project to phase out pit latrines in the city's slums.

Funded by the World Bank, the scheme is designed to fill in the existing pit latrines and replace them with conventional flushing toilets and septic tanks, as well as shower blocks.

The project is expected to connect more than 17,000 households to the sewer network and will establish almost 6,500 new water connections.

The scheme, which should be completed by the end of 2017, is being carried out in 12 slum areas in Nairobi, including Kayole Soweto, Riverbank, Matopeni, Mukuru/Makongeni and Mathare.