Kenyan MP demands law to combat FARTING on planes and anti-flatulence drugs for passengers amid fears terrible smells may spark violence on board
- Lilian Achieng Gogo said farting on planes can cause ‘discomfort and insecurity’
- Kenyan MP for Rangwe constituency suggested introducing anti-flatulent drugs
- Last month an MP was accused of ‘polluting the air’ during a parliament session
Lilian Achieng Gogo, pictured, has demanded a law to combat farting on planes as it can cause ‘discomfort and insecurity on board’
A Kenyan MP has demanded a law to combat farting on planes as she believes it can cause ‘discomfort and insecurity on board’ flights.
Lilian Achieng Gogo made the comments while parliament was talking about possible amendments to a law on offences committed on aircrafts, reports the BBC.
The request follows a bizarre row which broke out in Kenya’s Homa bay county assembly last month after a lawmaker accused a colleague of ‘polluting the air’.
The MP in question denied the claims and the speaker ordered air fresheners to be brought to the chamber to tackle the problem.
Ms Gogo, the MP for Rangwe constituency in western Kenya, said: ‘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.’
The politician suggested introducing anti-flatulent drugs, which would be available for crews to give out if needed.
She also said that passing wind on an aircraft was ‘terrible within the plane’ and could cause airline passengers to fight with each other.
The MP for Rangwe constituency in western Kenya told the parliament (pictured) passing wind on an aircraft was ‘terrible’ and suggested cabin crew could give out anti-flatulent drugs
Last month a row broke out in Kenya’s Homa bay county assembly after a lawmaker accused a colleague of ‘polluting the air’, causing the speaker to send for air fresheners (file picture)
Ms Gogo also spoke about the problem of some passengers drinking too much while flying.
She suggested medical records should be revealed before a person is able to get an alcoholic drink on a plane.
When the topic of farting was brought up in parliament in August – after an MP was accused of making a bad smell – proceedings were interrupted for 10 minutes.
The speaker ruled that ‘we cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad’ and sent some one to find air fresheners in ‘whatever flavor you will find.’
It was a hot day already and MPs had been fanning themselves with sheets of paper to keep cool, according to reports.
However, the smell had cleared by the time the sergeants had located any bottles of air freshener.
Members had been debating the lack of shade at market stalls when the unusual delay occurred.