Why Governor Sonko’s coup on city toilets aborted

People use a re-branded public toilet in Nairobi City. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The toilet industry in Nairobi rakes in more than a billion shillings every year.
  • Nairobi County government says there are 68 public toilets in the city with 17 located within the central business district.
  • A single toilet in the Central Business District and markets, that charges Sh10 per visit.
  • The private operators pay City Hall Sh6.2 million per month or Sh74.4 million annually.

The public toilet sector in Nairobi was in the news last week when Governor Mike Sonko ordered its private operators to surrender the facilities to City Hall.

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