Every Nairobian nonchalantly remembers their first visit to a city council managed public toilet back in the day. The repulsive nature of these vital facilities was often heightened by the attendants’ ‘we care less’ attitude.
The situation was so dire to the extent that these extremely necessary sanitary units became perfect hideouts for city muggers. You would walk in and come face to face with what seemed like a permanent resident in there. A swift mugging ordeal would then ensue, and the attendant at the door would blatantly tell you they have no idea who the mugger was, and there is absolutely nothing they can do.
Then came one visionary dreamer with an idea that would save Nairobi from smelly experiences, and restore the city’s dignity through decent sanitation facilities. This was none other than our good friends at Ecotact. Iko toilet, a product of Ecotact Limited, has become synonymous with sanity in our city’s sanitation systems. If you are a frequent flier within the CBD then you have definitely come across these honourable facilities, or even used one.
Iko toilet is Africa’s first ever vacuum toilet system. The efficiency and level of cleanliness made possible by this system are unrivalled. The system works in such a way that when you flush, a valve opens up and the content is sucked out of the bowl and into a tank. The tightly sealed tank can then be easily carried off the site and the content safely disposed.
Aptly emphasised by the tag line “thinking beyond a toilet” Iko toilets have revolutionized the way people think about answering a call of nature when they are out and about. You can now easily walk into a clean facility within the CBD, enjoy top notch service from the attendants and leave feeling like the few coins you had to pay for the service was money well spent.