The National Government will use data on sanitation collected during the recent census to come up with the National Sanitation Plan.

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Water and Sanitation Chief Administrative Secretary Winnie Guchu says the plan will go long way in addressing challenges facing Kenyans on matters of sanitation.

The CAS was speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday during celebrations to mark the World Toilet Day held at Kivumbini, Nawassco Site.

"The plan will have short, medium and long term plans in regard to policy and regulations in order to ensure the safety of Kenyans is taken care of," she added.

Guchu said with a multi sect oral approach sanitation for all by 2030 is possible. On his part, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui called for increased investment in sanitation as it plays a critical role in society.

Kinyanjui says there is a need to develop a sanitation master plan that will enhance sanitation.

The county boss stated that investing in sanitation yields maximum health and economic benefits due to the reduced cost of healthcare and the creation of employment.

"The increase in rural-urban migration means that unless we plan better we will continue having problems of poor sanitation," he added.

The World Toilet Day which is marked on November 19 is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal which promises sanitation for all by 2030.

The Governor handed over a Mechanical De-sludging Unit, a machine used for desludging pit latrines, worth 4M to Nakuru Water Sanitation and Sewerage Company (Nawassco).

The event was also attended by European Union Ambassador to Kenya Simon Mordue who said the Union will continue offering support to sanitation programmes to ensure quality health for all.