Kenya (Discontinued on 20 Oct 2020)

Situation Report

Sector Status

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

pple reached w/ WASH services or supplies
litres of water provided to informal areas


  • In West Pokot, Mandera, Garissa, Tana River, Busia and Kisumu County, there are about 5,000 displaced people due to flooding during the March to May 2020 long rains season and indeed of safe water supply and other services.

  • Inadequate IPC WASH supplies for safe opening of schools reported from many counties.

  • New approach for designing risk communication messages on COVID-19 as public attitude towards COVID-19 pandemic change. Members of the public are less cautious of COVID-19 infections with increasing risk of new rising infections.

  • Enhanced WASH capacity at hospitals, clinics, reception and transit facilities, and schools is needed.


  • About 9,000 sanitary pads have been distributed to women and adolescent girls in flood affected in Kisumu, Migori, Garissa, Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Isiolo, Busia and Kakamega counties.

  • A total of US$250,000 released to flood emergency partners including Plan International (Kiilifi and Siaya), LVIA (Isiolo), World Vision (Taita Taveta and Turkana), ACF (Busia and Kakamega) Welthungerhilfe (Tana River) and CARE (Garissa and Mandera) for repair of flood damaged water facilities.

  • WASH COVID-19 response has reached 428,000 people with WASH services (including supplies) in 19 reporting counties against 660,000 targeted.

  • At least 180,000 people in 15 Nairobi informal settlements continue to access safe hand washing for least 20 seconds in line with WHO guidelines in public spaces.

  • A total of 15,000 vulnerable households in Nairobi informal settlements has access to soap for safe handwashing.

  • About 6,500 vulnerable households, including people living with disability, HIV/AIDs, OVCs, and elderly, in Nakuru (1,500), Uasin Gishu (2,000), Kiambu (1,000), Machakos (1,000) and Nairobi (1,000) counties received 20-litre OXFAM buckets for promotion of household handwashing practice. This is in addition to 10,000 vulnerable households already supported in Nairobi County.

  • At least 100,000 people can practice safe handwashing at 1,000 stations delivered to Kakamega, Garissa, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu, Kilifi, Busia and Mombasa counties to support additional public handwashing stations in the reporting period.

  • A total od 325 handwashing stations were delivered to Ministry of Education for primary schools in Nairobi Informal settlements in preparedness for reopening of schools.

  • A total of 454 OXFAM buckets (20-litre) were delivered to Nairobi City Government for distribution to 277 ECDE schools in Nairobi in preparedness for reopening of schools.


  • Inadequate access to adequate safe water, sanitation services and hygiene information.

  • Lack of maintenance of public hand washing facilities and soap stock outs at public hand washing stations may affect access to safe hand washing practice in some areas increasing risk of infections.