By Francis Ayieko, Nairobi
(…) Mary is a beneficiary of a new technology referred to as bio-latrine technology, which uses human waste and water to produce gas for lighting and domestic cooking – just like the biogas system. The gas is harvested from modern latrines that have been constructed in the slums with funding from the French government.
(…) DURING A RECENT official opening of one of the ablution blocks in Soweto-Kianda village in Kibera, Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga hailed the project, saying it would bring to an end the shame of using “flying toilets” – disposing of human waste by wrapping it in polythene paper bags and throwing it away. (…)