Kenyan MP Calls For Law To Ban Farting On Planes
Lilian Achieng Gogo wants to introduce a law to tackle people farting on planes, which she reckons causes 'discomfort and insecurity' on flights. You really can't argue with this, can you?
According to the BBC, the MP for Rangwe is said to have called for the new law while in parliament, telling her fellow politicians: "There is one irritant that it is often ignored, and this is the level of farting within the aircraft.
"If this is not managed well it can cause discomfort and insecurity on board."
But her suggestion isn't all hot air (sorry); she also went on to outline how she reckons airlines could sort out the issue, adding: "We should have systems of the food offered on board and we should have basic medical systems that are able to reduce the level of gas that one can exude within the flight."
She went on to say that 'farting is terrible within the plane' - something we can surely all agree on.
According to the BBC, Ms Gogo also wanted to see an introduction to the amount of booze airlines serve to customers.
"The drinking that happens in flights is terrible," she said. "It's worse than what happens here on the ground. We should have a system where we are able to manage and control. Also, people's medical history should be obtained before they are served certain alcoholic drinks for their own security."
Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time flatulence has been brought up in Kenyan parliament; just last month a politician let rip, with the fart in question proving so bad it caused the meeting to grind to a halt. Kind of disgusting, kind of impressive...
The fart caused a bit of spat between MPs as one blamed another, who then went on to deny it.
During the incident at the Homa Bay County Assembly, MCA Julius Gaya is reported to have said: "Honourable Speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is."
But the accused man was incandescent and replied: "I am not the one. I cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues."
The smell proved too much for the assembled politicians to put up with and speaker Edwin Kakach requested a short break while people calmed down.
Once outside Kakach is reported to have asked someone to find some air freshener in order to 'make it pleasant'.
He added: "We cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad."
Thankfully, by the time they re-entered the room the smell had gone and the culprit got away with it.
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