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Homabay landlords urged to construct toilets for their tenants

09 June 2014, 20:44

Homabay - Landlords in Homabay town and its environs have been challenged to construct toilets for their tenants to control water pollution in Lake Victoria.

Speaking to the press, Homabay sub county Deputy Public Health Officer, Felix Ngira said without proper disposal of faeces, the town residents are at high risk of contracting water borne ailments.

Ngira said tenants at Shauri Yako estate are using “flying toilets” which are later swept back into the lake and the water treatment system thus contaminating drinking water.

The officer said they are working closely with provincial administration officials to sensitize the community on importance of constructing toilets in their homes.

He said they have engaged women groups lead by Maisha Trust to clean up the streets, lake shores and markets to make the town clean.

He also called on town residents to stop haphazard waste disposal saying they could contract cholera.

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