City Resident Moves to Court Over Public Toilet Charges

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A Nairobi resident has moved to court seeking orders to stop authorities from charging members of the public for using public toilet facilities.

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The petitioner, Adrian Kamotho Njenga, on Monday sued the Council of Governors (CoG), Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA)and the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) for obstructing the public from using toilet facilities.

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He argued that the refusal by the respondents to provide reasonable toilet facilities amounts to serious belligerence to the constitution and the legitimate expectations of the people of Kenya.

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“Article 42 entitles every citizen the right to reasonable standards of sanitation and the right to clean and healthy environment,” reads the petition.

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He further argued that social-economically disadvantaged citizens are denied access to public toilets on account of inability to raise the charges levied.

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