Nakuru launches County Public Health and sanitation Act 2017

The launch of The Nakuru County Public Health and Sanitation Act 2017 on Tuesday is major boost to the sanitation of the county.
According to Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Eric Korir, this will also help address the challenges facing Nakuru County such as Lack of public toilets and poor sanitation methods which have resulted to sanitation related diseases in Nakuru.
He revealed that in Nakuru county major sub county towns which should have proper clean toilets have none at the moment.
The Nakuru county Deputy Boss also called on stakeholders to partner with the county in establishing the areas that are in urgent demand of public toilets and sensitization on sanitation issues to be issued with immediate effect.
“I want to call on all stakeholders to come on board in ensuring that establishing the areas that are in urgent demand of public toilets and sensitization on sanitation issues to be issued with immediate effect” he said.
This even as 40 cases of cholera are said to have been reported in Nakuru from the month of May according to Elizabeth Kiptoo-the county disease surveillance coordinator.
“Some cases were reported from people who were on transit through Nakuru from other counties especially Nairobi” she said.
The ceremony was also attended by Public Health Director Kepha Ombacho among other directors from different counties in the region.
Public Health Director Kepha Ombacho lauded the county government for the Act saying that it will go a long way in saving lives, time and resources lost as a result of the shortcomings in the state of sanitation.
“Between 40 and 50 percent of diseases treated in the country annually are as a result of the menace” he said.
The officer urged the county officials to give back Nakuru county the sanitation and health glory it once had.

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