Why kitui has embraced Better sanitation at the rural homes


Kitui county , a rural area in Kenya, has made significant strides in embracing better sanitation practices – thanks to the county government of kitui led by able leadership of Governor Dr Julius Makau Malombe and Unicef, a development partner.

One of the key reasons for this change is the increased awareness and education on the importance of sanitation in preventing diseases and promoting overall health by County Deputy Director of public health Madam Faith Mutinda and the entire ministry.

Unicef, a Non-governmental organizations and government initiatives have taken the lead in educating the community on proper sanitation practices such as handwashing, proper disposal of waste, and access to clean water sources.

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This increased awareness has spurred a change in mindset and behavior, leading to the adoption of better sanitation practices in Kitui, the County Diary Reports.Another factor contributing to the embrace of better sanitation in Kitui is the availability of resources and infrastructure.

With the support of NGOs and government initiatives, Kitui has witnessed the construction of improved latrines and sanitation facilities in rural areas.Previously, open defecation was a common practice, posing a significant health risk.

However, the provision of better facilities has encouraged the community to abandon this practice and opt for safer and more hygienic alternatives.Additionally, the availability of clean water sources, such as boreholes and piped water systems, has made it easier for the community to maintain cleanliness and adhere to proper sanitation practices.

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Furthermore, the community has recognized the positive impact of better sanitation on their overall well-being. Improved sanitation has been linked to a reduction in waterborne diseases, improved nutrition, and better overall health outcomes.

These benefits have motivated individuals to take responsibility for their own hygiene and the cleanliness of their surroundings. Furthermore, the community has begun to understand that investing in better sanitation is not only beneficial for their health but also for economic growth.

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A healthier population contributes to increased productivity and reduced healthcare costs, ultimately lifting the community out of poverty.
In conclusion, the embrace of better sanitation in rural Kitui can be attributed to increased awareness and education, the availability of resources and infrastructure, and the recognition of the positive impact on health and economic development.

The efforts of NGOs and government initiatives have played a vital role in driving this change. As the community continues to prioritize sanitation, the benefits will extend beyond individual health to a brighter and more prosperous future for Kitui.