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BANKS AND SUPERMARKETS ORDERED TO PROVIDE TOILETS FOR CLIENTS

The Director of Public Health, Kepha Ombacho, has ordered supermarkets, banks and all public and private institutions to provide their customers with sanitation facilities.

Mr Ombacho said that the facilities should be free of charge and warned that the Ministry of Health is conducting a crackdown to revoke licences of institutions that lack decent sanitation facilities for their clients.

Ombacho , who was speaking during global hand-washing day commemoration held at Hyrax Primary School in Nakuru, said that the move has been occasioned by the alarming cases of diseases caused by poor sanitation, adding that it’s unfortunate that the government has been spending more money to treat diseases like cholera and diarrhea.

The directive to put up toilets comes two months after political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi ranted over the unavailability of toilets for customers in Kenyan banks, calling them “the most indecent institutions in the country for denying customers such a basic facility”.

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