Flying toilets

Inappropriately grabbing a live chicken whilst trying to retrieve a piece of paper from under a chair during a meeting, is a gentle reminder that few things can be taken for granted in the Kibera community. The poverty is breath taking and by any useable measure, shocking to the extreme. Extreme depravation generates extreme solutions, some with unpleasant consequences. Latrines are nearly none existent; the few public facilities are operated on a ‘pay as you go’ basis making large family visits a financial liability. The resultant, ‘go where you can’ approach although unpleasant, has some predictability.

Knotted plastic bags however, filled with solid and liquid foetal matter, using skilled centrifugal techniques, can and do remain airborne for some considerable distance with the occasional but inevitable unintended interception.

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