On August 8 2014, SusWatch Kenya alongside its partners organized a Local Sanitation and Hygiene Campaign, which was conducted in the form of a clean-up of the informal settlement of Nyalenda A and B in Kisumu City.
“Waste management is a problem in this area, we have no place to dump our rubbish and therefore there is litter everywhere and anywhere you look”, said John Odhiambo the chairman of the Water Task force in Nyalenda A.
The campaign was organized with the intention of creating awareness on the importance of sanitation and to create awareness on better waste disposal practices.
Nyalenda A has been carrying out regular clean-ups on the 21st day of each month under the help of the Kisumu County Government, through their various taskforces.
Nyalenda A and B have established taskforces under development organizations in Nyalenda A and B, which are categorized under urban agriculture, water, energy, drainage and sanitation.
SusWatch Kenya donated cleaning gear and equipment used during the clean-up of the Nyalenda A and B, to encourage this as a regular exercise in these informal settlements.
“Sanitation is a major challenge in Nyalenda, having the equipment to start our own clean-up will help make this area a better place to live in,” said Zeddy Tunya member of the Nyalenda B taskforce.