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Kenyan Politician Calls for an End to Farting on Planes

Be honest—have you ever farted on a plane? Like the majority of the population, the answer is probably yes; but if a government official in Kenya has her way, there will soon be a law to make sure no one ever farts on a plane again, ending years of people unsettling other passengers with their gas.

In a recent debate by politicians in Kenya about a report by the Kenyan National Assembly Committee on Transport, Public Works and Housing, Rangwe Constituency parliament member Dr. Lilian Achieng Gogo made a somewhat odd statement: She wants a law in place that will put an end to plane passengers releasing gas during a flight.

“There is one irritant that is often ignored and this is the level of farting within the aircraft,” Achieng Gogo said during the debate, reported by Secret Flying. “There are passengers who literally irritate fellow passengers by passing bad smell and uncomfortable fart (sic). If there is anyone given irritant that makes people fight on board, it is the fart. It is terrible within the plane. We need special training on aircraft crew so that they provide medicines like bicarbonate of soda to passengers after meals and drinks have been served. We should also have paramedics, who are trained in basic first aid included in the international and local flights.”

Although, the comments weren’t entirely unexpected. Last month another politician in Kenya was accused of farting in the chamber during assembly discussions. He denied the claims, but air fresheners were brought into the chamber on order of the speaker.


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dfwtexasusa September 25, 2019

Similar to the lavatories, the aircraft should have air automatically continuously blowing throughout the cabins. This will help eliminate not only fart smells but other obnoxious odors from passengers who don't use deodorant, nor bathe, bad breath or have stinky feet.

skidooman September 20, 2019

Well, can't say Kenya pops have no sense of humor! .... Huh, what? What do you mean they are serious? They will train a flatulence police squad? Dish out fines? Would these be proportional to the amount of gas released or its odorous strengrh? LOL!

Boggie Dog September 19, 2019

I think someone has lost sight of real problems.

glob99 September 19, 2019

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Moyerclan September 19, 2019

So two Simethicone tabs in a little packet on the dinner tray may help alleviate this problem, right?