Peepoople: Be thankful you have a toiletSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 01:04
NAIROBI: The usually straightforward act of going to the toilet is far from simple in Kibera, the sprawling slum on the edge of Kenya's capital.
Hundreds of thousands of people, whose homes are little more than makeshift shacks, are crammed into an area that lacks the most basic water and sanitation facilities, and where just one public toilet is available to every 300 people.
The result is two-fold: First, people become adept at holding it in, often spending hours in discomfort. And second, they eventually find relief by doing the necessary in a plastic bag, and then tossing it out onto the street or path outside.
Hence "flying toilets", one of the many scourges of life in Kibera.