Shit happens! let’s talk about it

Evelyne Wanjiku
Post Date: 01 February 2019

Do we take a moment and find out where our ‘shit’ goes when we flush or use a latrine, whether at home, workplaces or even public toilets? Do we know how our shit  is contained or treated? If we are not concerned about these seemingly simple facts, our attitude can be likened to that of people practicing open defecation, who either lack knowledge or ignore the health and environmental burdens caused by mismanaged faecal sludge. In Kenya for instance, the word ‘shit’ in local languages is treated as a ‘taboo’ and in most cases used as a vulgar word.

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