Public Universities in Kenya have always had some degree of positive reputation until the onset of 2015 end year quarterly that things turned the other way. Majority of them until last week have been striking, which has not been a good image indeed, even to the outside world.
In terms of hygiene, most or majority of the higher learning are expected to stink of smoke and brown haze of scholarly conduct. However, toilets in these foundations talk an alternate dialect by and large.
In the first place is the unskilled graffiti that peruses: “Cyprian was here” in a latrine at JKUAT college. At Moi University’s hostel H, graffiti that derides the battle to let free peruses: “A man who gulps down an entire coconut must have complete confidence in his answer”.
In most state funded colleges and universities across the world, the washrooms — with broken reservoirs — are washed once per day. Flushing is a gift. While grounds boast monstrous libraries and PC labs, one latrine in an open Kenyan college serves around 500 undergraduates, and even staffs at some costs or instances.
At that point there is that little matter of the washroom tissue paper. At the University of Nairobi where a 22-story tower is close fruition, tissue paper is generally an extravagance — as it were regular in the Administration square. It’s talk in different ranges including the 4,000-seater Jomo Kenyatta Commemoration Library where clients need to sort themselves.
Kenyatta University with all the Uni City buildup and a Sh21 million gates has grimy washrooms that resembled deserted remains.
Addressing Daily Nation & Standard, Onserio, an instructional exercise individual and Experts understudy at Kenyatta University said it was better to live in private inns.
“Individuals who go through here originate from all strolls of life, and you can’t smaller scale oversee everybody. The organization, regardless of the circumstance in these toilets, can just do as such much,” said Onserio.
This is not the situation in all grounds however. At Strathmore and Daystar Universities toilets are new enough for young ladies to take selfies and reflect pictures of themselves.
“I wouldn’t picture this spot being filthy. It’s agreeable,” says Diana Kerubo a third year understudy at USIU.