About Us      ICT Centers      Contacts      Staff      Blog      Webmail      Events & Functions      Survey      Facts or Myths Exchange Rate  


Perspective of the World from Western Kenya
The West Is Rising...
  Home      Programmes      Classified Ads      Downloads      Top Stories      Music Downloads      Photo Gallery     
  |    |    |  
    Search:  
Sponsored Tweets
Are you a Kenyan living in the USA or UK, listen to West Fm free via your phone. Dial US: 213 493 0195 UK: 020 3519 3770  |  we appreciate sharing of information, we do not condone plagiarism of our work.  |  
Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd. 42.00 |-0.59%  |  Safaricom Ltd. 6.50|-0.76%  |  Uchumi Supermarket 22.00|1.15%  |  Mumias Sugar Company Ltd. 4.95|-1.00%  |   EA Portland Cement 56.00|-1.75%  |   EA Cables 16.75|-2.05%  |   EA Breweries 304.00| 0.66%  |  Diamond Trust Bank 154.00|0.65%  |  Crown Berger 55.00|0.00%  |   Cooperative Bank 16.95|-0.29%  |  CMC Holdings 13.50|0.00%  |   City Trust 448.00|0.00%  |   CFC Stanbic 64.00|0.00%  |   Centum Investment 21.25|-1.16%  |   Carbacid Investments 130.00 | -4.41%  |   AccessKenya Group 8.80|1.73%  |  
ON FACEBOOK
MKANYAGANO - 10TH TO 11TH MAR 2012 ONE.

More Podcasts

WEST FM EDITORIAL
Commission on revenue allocation gets it wrong yet again on formula for revenue allocation
Governor Kenneth Lusaka the people of Bungoma County are waiting eagerly for the presidential promises made at your thanks giving to be honoured
Luhyia political short changing of self
PICK OF THE WEEK
Mercy Chepleting, the 1st African lady in UK to get 1st class honours degree in Aerospace Engineering
OPINION & EDITORIAL
Stakeholders want education sector fully devolved
Mudavadi urges National Assembly and Senate to work together
Shoot to kill order is here to stay -Kimaiyo
PICK OF THE DAY
Kapenguria residents protest over power blackouts
Nurses ready to paralyze medical services in Trans Nzoia
SPORTS NEWS
Vihiga United FC looking for experienced players
Vihiga United FC Crowned FKF Division One Champions
Sofapaka wins GoTv shield cup
LIFESTYLE
Women use locally available materials to start a beauty industry in Lugari
72 year old Florence Machayo championing for the rights of consumers
Residents blamed for hindering implementation of anti FGM law in West Pokot
WESTERN AND NORTH RIFT FACTS
Former MP and veteran Vihiga politician Stanley Godia dies
Ambassador Aggrey Shitsama promises to create a good business environment for Kenyans in Ethiopia
Ambassador Dr. Masafu urges Kenyans to invest in Congo
Program Line Up
Wednesday 26 November 2014
05:00 - 09:00 Amka na West FM
05:55 - 06:00 WEATHER FORECAST
06:00 - 06:30 AMKA NA B.B.C
06:30 - 06:45 TAHARIRI
06:45 - 07:00 UCHAMBUZI WA MAGAZETI
07:00 - 07:10 NEWS BULLETIN
07:10 - 09:00 HUDUMA NA MAADILI
09:00 - 09:15 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
09:15 - 11:00 SWALA NYETI
10:00 - 10:15 NEWS BRIEFS
10:15 - 10:20 BUSINESS NEWS
11:00 - 01:00 KATA JASHO
11:00 - 11:05 B.B.C NEWS BRIEFS
11:30 - 11:35 SPORTS NEWS
Full Program Line Up



World Vision urges Western Kenya communities to embrace sanitation programme

Written by Rosemary Wachiye
2012-03-16 18:47:00
Read 1462 Times
Bookmark and Share

THE project officer in charge of sanitation and hygiene of the World Vision Ms. Catherine Mwangi has urged Western Kenya communities to embrace environmental sanitation to ensure improved health in the region as well as promoting good hygiene for the people.

Speaking at the launch of the total Sanitation (CLTS) initiative in Matete district as a way of ensure all residential homes set up toilets and pit latrines at Webuye, Mwangi called upon the stakeholders in the  district to enlighten the residents to embrace proper sanitation.

“It’s for the community to strive and ensure sanitation in their area and to put up pit latrines in every home and ensure they wash their hands every time they visit the latrines to maintain good hygiene,” said Ms.Mwangi.

She cited that a medical research carried out in the region showed a rise in waterborne disease infection and hence emphasized the need to carry out community survey on access and use of pit latrines.

Ms.Mwangi dismissed the excuses made by some communities over poverty contributing to their lack of latrines and called upon them to concentrate on their hygiene and consider putting up any private structure in form of a toilet as long as it provides room for them to help themselves and has a deep hole to ensure proper sanitation.

“Water borne diseases are on the rise in Matete district because of lack of sufficient latrines and toilets in the region hence leading to a high spread of such disorders,” said Ms.Mwangi.

Amid promoting proper sanitation and healthy living in the community, all the 40 primary schools in the region have been provided with hand washing stations that are situated next to the toilets to promote handwashing among the children.

“We thought it wise to also spread the idea down to the villages, by putting up hand washing stations near public toilets and also encouraging the community to utilize readily available resources to put up such structures in their homes,” said Ms.Mwangi.

Switch to Our Mobile Site



Other Related Stories
Forestry department launches tree planting exercise in Vihiga
What causes environmental conservation negligence in Kenya?
Trans Nzoia County Senator warns poachers
School greening program launched in Kakamega
Sh. 53 million for rehabilitating 3 dams in Trans Nzoia
Lugari residents assured of getting clean and safe water for domestic use
Farmers told to observe grazing ban in government forests
The need for conservation of neglected reptiles, amphibians in Kenya
Fight against poaching in Kenya shows positive results
Sh. 27 billion lost annually due to poor waste management in Kenya
Construction of sewer plant resumes in Kakamega after ten years of struggle
Sh. 4 million for environmental conservation in Kakamega
Mayanja MCA spearheads efforts to save River Mayanja
Over 2.5 million tree seedlings to be planted in Lugari
Scouts to plant 50 million trees in the country
Sh. 100 million set aside for conservation of Kakamega forest
Funyula, Port Victoria residents drinking dirty water
Residents advised to take aggressive reforestation campaigns
Youth commemorate environmental day by cleaning town
Wake up and manage your environment well – President Museveni




LATEST NEWS
The weekly western chronicle issue no: 054, ODM picks new officials
The weekly western chronicle issue no: 053, Luhyias ‘dead’ in Nairobi politics
The weekly western chronicle issue no: 052, Butali will not be closed –Ruto
BUSINESS NEWS
President Uhuru opens the International Investment Conference
Government urged to increase Uwezo Fund
Nambale constituency strategic plan launched
COUNTY REGIONAL NEWS
Woman aborts, dumps fetus near a Mosque in Kitale
Busia leaders threaten to protest to ensure construction of a sugar factory
3 suspects arrested with fake KDF recruitment letters in Vihiga
FUNNY BUT TRUE
Priest arrested for defiling a 6 year old girl in Likuyani
Luanda, a market with the highest number of mad men in the country
A seven year old girl circumcises a two year old boy in Lugari
ENVIRONMENT
Forestry department launches tree planting exercise in Vihiga
What causes environmental conservation negligence in Kenya?
Trans Nzoia County Senator warns poachers
MUSIC SPOTLIGHT
Music festivals kick off at St Luke’s Kimilili Boys high school
A Rift Valley based vernacular musician emerges as the highly paid
A class 8 pupil urges parents to nurture talents of their children

WEST DATA - WEATHER
Kapsabet H30° L17°

Nairobi H 26° L13°

Mombasa H34° L25°

Busia H30° L15°

Kitale H25° L11°

Vihiga H30° L17°

Webuye H30° L17°

Kapenguria H27° L13°

Kakamega H30° L17°

Kisumu H30° L17°

Lodwar H33° L26°

Eldoret H25° L11°

Bungoma H30° L17°


West FM Survey


Username:
Password:


More Videos


© Copyright 2014. WestFM. All Rights Reserved.