Kenya Vision 2030 aims to transform Kenya into a middle-income country that provides a
high-quality life for all its citizens by 2030, including universal access to sanitation services.
In line with Kenya Vision 2030, Kenya has committed to achieving the SDGs, particularly
SDG 6.2, which aims to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for
all and eliminate open defecation by 2030.
The Sanitation and Nutrition (SANNUT) program is funded by the German Natcom through
UNICEF Kenya. The program is implemented in Pokot North Sub-County by the Ministry of
Health in partnership with Peace Winds Japan. The program’s objectives are as follows:
- Accelerate the achievement of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in communities through
the CLTS approach.
- Enhance the capacities of the county team and community-based health workers to
implement CLTS and SanNut.
- Improve County WASH Sector coordination to monitor WASH progress by 2023.
- Ensure that pregnant and lactating women (households) and caregivers of children under
two fully understand and adopt good hygiene and nutrition practices.
Thanks to the implementation of the SanNut program, Cherangan became the first Sub-
location to achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in Pokot North Sub-County. The
African Institute for Health and Development supported the ODF Celebrations which were
held on Thursday, 15th June 2023, at Parasinda Primary School.