Nairobi News


Nairobi ranked the sixth filthiest county

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked Nairobi as the sixth filthiest county in the country.

According to the report, Nyeri is the cleanest county to live in followed by Nakuru.

Mandera County was last.

The report by WHO water and sanitation Programme ranked counties for their efforts to have clean sanitation and eradicate open defecation.

The report was released over the weekend in Nyeri town.

It says Kenya loses Sh27 billion annually due to poor sanitation.

It also says that 21 million Kenyans use shared latrines, while 5.6 million people have no latrines at all and defecate in the open.

WHO Water and Sanitation Programme Officer Yolande Coombes, while launching the report, said stakeholders in the country should start talking about sanitation.