Mukuru locals enjoy better hygiene from fresh life toilets

Ms Edith Karimi, the communications director at Sanergy, who has been working closely with slum dwellers to find a solution for their sanitation woes, told DN2 that the only way out of the sanitation lacuna, in this and indeed many other slums is through innovation.

“Even if you were to start constructing a sewer system now, it would be cumbersome and expensive since you would have to displace and possibly resettle these people,” she offers.

Born out of a thesis project by three graduates of Massachusetts Institute of Technology –MIT (US-based private research university ranked among world’s top universities), who have been in the country implementing it since 2010, Fresh Life toilet, has seen many slum dwellers enjoy what most would take for granted: a toilet. And a clean environment by extension.