Kenya launched on 18 May four sanitation and hygiene policies to be in line with the SDGS and Kenya’s other global and regional WASH commitments:
- Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Strategic Framework (2016 – 2020)
- Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Policy (2016 – 2020)
- National ODF Kenya 2020 Campaign Framework
- Prototype County Kenya Environmental Health and Sanitation Bill
Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Strategic Framework (KESSF) 2016-2020
The KESSF is the national guide for state and non-state actors at both national and county levels on water, sanitation and hygiene-related topics. The framework addresses the bottlenecks to achieving universal access to improved sanitation and eradication of open defecation in Kenya. It provides a framework for operational planning for multi-sectorial interventions and equitable delivery of sanitation services throughout Kenya.
Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Policy (KESHP) 2016-2020
The KESHP provides broad guidelines to state and non-state actors including civil society organizations, development partners, private sector, communities, households and individuals at all levels to ensure universal access to improved sanitation as well as clean, healthy and sustainable living environment for improved quality of life of Kenyans.
National ODF Kenya 2020 Campaign Framework
The National ODF Kenya 2020 Campaign Framework takes into account the reality that sanitation is a devolved function in the new Constitution, therefore at County and local levels, the Campaign will entail mapping and securing commitment from partners and supporting them in developing work-plans and securing resources for attaining ODF Kenya by 2020.
Prototype County Kenya Environmental Health and Sanitation Bill
The purpose of this Prototype County Environmental Health and Sanitation Bill is to assist and guide County Governments in coming up with the necessary enabling county legislation for the implementation of Articles 43(1)(b) and 42 of the Constitution and to enable county governments to effectively execute the sanitation and environmental health related functions and powers vested in them by the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution.
The Policy documents can be accessed from www.health.go.ke