100 people arrested for lack of toilets


100 people arrested for lack of toilets

Close to 100 people have been arrested in Meru County in a crackdown on homes without toilets or pit latrines.

This follows a basic sanitation and open defecation free villages campaign launched by the Meru County Public Health department.

Speaking during the crackdown in Imenti Central, Director for Public Health Ephantus Kariuki said the county is working with community health workers to help poor families put up pit latrines.

Kariuki intimated that so far 81 people have been arrested and prosecuted and the exercise will continue until all households in the county have access to toilets.

The County Government of Meru is urging owners to construct toilets in order to fight cases of cholera which were reported in the neighboring Isiolo County.

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