Effectiveness of sanitation policy instruments in Mavoko Municipality of Machakos County, Kenya

Juliana Kamanthe Muia Mutua, Jones F. Agwata, Stephen Anyango, Thaddeus Nzeadibe
2017 Cogent Environmental Science  
Improved sanitation leads to better environmental quality however threatened environments, population densities and inadequate finances are some of the challenges facing proper sanitation management. This paper sought to establish the effectiveness of policy, legal and institutional frameworks on promotion of sanitation management in Mavoko Municipality. Resident's awareness and compliance with policy instruments, role and responsibilities of Mavoko Municipality Residents and Service Providers
more » ... nd Political Champions were used to gauge the effectiveness of these policy instruments. Mavoko Municipality has low sewer network coverage with a deficit of 86% in sewerage treatment capacity as its existing sewerage treatment capacity stands at 192,000 m 3 against a required capacity of 1,407,000 m 3 . The study site covered the urbanizing areas within the Municipality. A cross-sectional study design was chosen and both primary and secondary data were collected. 385 house hold respondents were interviewed. Simple random and purposive sampling methods were used to administer questionnaires to standalone houses and comprehensive housing schemes. Key informant interviews with County and National Officials mandated with sanitation management related services were conducted using structured forms and interview guides. Findings
doi:10.1080/23311843.2017.1339387 fatcat:tgryqrrxozfqrpfmi76wfelpji