Iko-toilet’ Wins Global Recognition
Monday, May 16, 2011
Until recently, public toilets in Nairobi and Kenya’s urban centres were an eyesore, dreaded answers to calls of nature.
The dilapidated facilities were a no-go zone for many who preferred walking into hotels or offices for relief.
Some private ventures came in to ameliorate the situation by providing clean, convenient facilities.
Last month, iko toilets proprietor was recognized for his efforts and awarded a three-kilogramme gold-plated trophy and Sh2.4 million in cash in Dubai.
Ecotact chief executive officer David Kuria received the international award at the United Arab Emirates. Ecotact is the firm behind iko toilet innovation.
“I was humbled when it was announced that the only winners – from different categories in Africa were Kenya and Angola,” said Kuria.