This month in focus
- One of the largest slums in Nakuru
- It lies on the steep slope, slopping from West to East.
- It is approximately 2.0kms from town along Siaya Road off Ravine road.
- It is also steep sloppy rocky area bordering a dumping site and industrial area.
- It is a low income mixed area;
- It is highly populated due to high birth rates and affordable housing;
- Most of the men are businessmen, boda-boda (Taxi) Operators and are committed most times of the day;
- Majority of the women are petty traders and
- It has a total population of 4,211.
4)About the Water Situation
- Informal settlement where most of the houses are semi-permanent mud-walled houses;
- There are approximately six (6) houses per plot, whereas the total number of dwellings is 202.
- Mostly walls are made of mud with iron sheets as the roofing material.
5)About the Sanitation Situation
- Parts of the area are linked to the WSP network. Water is highly rationed making many residents rely on water from vendors and other areas. Quality of water supplied by vendors is very poor. In general, the area is poorly serviced.
- Some of the people get their water from the Yard Taps, only few have their own water connection.
- The water kiosks are private.
- The area is not linked to the WSP network which is about 0.5km from the area. Residents rely on the traditional pits latrines which are shared by many households. These latrines easily fill because they are shallow since the area is rocky.
- Those who do not use pit latrines use the practice of flying toilets. Most latrines are shanty structured.
- Sanitation is generally poor because the area is next to a dumping site. Residents burn their solid waste within their yards but the area is still littered because waste from the dump site is blown to the area by wind. The area is smelly due to waste chemicals in the dumpsite.