Clean Water And Sanitation


More than 80 per cent of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without any pollution removal (Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all, n.d.) The UNDP website cites that 80 percent of wastewater goes into waterways without adequate treatment.

Each day, nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrheal diseases. It is for these reasons that UFKL thought it prudent to team up with the Mombasa County Government, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment to conduct a Clean-Up activity on the street our head office is currently situated. The Clean-up activity focused on the need to enhance sanitation and high standards of hygiene to ensure a clean and healthy environment.

Public Health Officials and members of the Environment Office also conducted a sensitization awareness exercise in the week leading up to the main event to ensure that:

  • the occupants of the street understood the importance of the clean-up exercise

  • the occupants of the informal eating establishments on the street understood their contribution to and role in proper waste management

  • the occupants of the street understood the different forms of waste (dry waste, wet waste, and hazardous waste) and how to dispose of them

  • the designated county garbage collection points were well-known to all

  • the applicable fines when found mishandling waste/dumping were well-known to all

  • the role of clean water in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other communicable diseases was well understood by all

UFKL then proceeded to donate 2 large bins to be placed on both ends of the street, as well as multiple hand-washing stations to the informal eating establishments.


Staff pose next to 1 of the bins we donated during the Clean-Up Exercise


A combination of our staff, the occupants of the informal eating establishments, as well as the Community Health Volunteers clean up a section of the street


A group of our casual staff assist in cleaning the inside of our yard as part of the Clean-Up Exercise


A Public Health Official demonstrates how to categorize the different waste into different colored bin liners


Our General Manager, Mr. Lawrence King'ora, hands out reflectors to staff and volunteers as we kick off the Clean-Up Exercise


Sections of the street before and after the Clean-Up


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