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|Title: ||Challenges of sustainable financing of sanitation in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya|
|Authors: ||Ojwando, K.O.|
Mutua, Benedict M.
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||© WEDC, Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||OJWANDO, K.O. and MUTUA, B.M., 2009. Challenges of sustainable financing of sanitation in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene - Sustainable development and multisectoral approaches: Proceedings of the 34th WEDC International Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-22 May 2009, 4p.p.|
|Abstract: ||Adequate sanitation is of great importance in addressing public health and plays an important role with
respect to poverty alleviation. A large proportion of population in Nakuru is not served with adequate
sanitation facilities. Worldwide experiences on financing of sanitation are widely scattered, and influenced by
very different local circumstances. Little, if any, real linkage and upscaling
has taken place, to draw
conclusions that would fit all circumstances. A study was conducted in Nakuru municipality using structured
questionnaires. Results from the data analysis indicated that majority of the households interviewed had low
monthly incomes ranging between Kshs. 500010000.
Sanitation therefore was not a priority with this meager
income. The finding indicated that the only way these residents were willing to contribute to sanitation would
be in kind labour, 44%. Majority of Nakuru residents, 65% admitted that they don’t pay for garbage
collection services, reason being that of poverty and the notion that this is the responsibility of the municipal
council. On household improvement priority, many respondents, 35% would prefer to have water in their
residence followed closely with sanitation. They argue that with water availability, sanitation is guaranteed.
Potential financial constraints were identified as unwillingness and inability to pay due to poverty, lack of
political will and poor governance and low priority for sanitation in public sector spending due to competing
interest with other sectors such as health and education.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Appears in Collections:||WEDC 34th International Conference|
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