Kenyans and Bad Toilet Etiquette ...
Latest reports indicate that Kenyans have some of the worst toilet manners. Well, the problem with toilets is that they have toilet bowls whereas most Kenyans have buckets for backsides. Trying to fit a bucket-mouth on the bowl is an obvious problem as you realize. Then there is also the issue of volume. Kenyans need civic education on use of these alien toilet bowls. People go to the toilet and assume the bowl was designed for you to fill which causes so much problem for everyone else. Especially when they later realize there was no water to flush.
But then comes the roadside digestive-product hawkers. The unbelievable site of grown men unleashing their Vuvuzelas at every bush is saddening. One day someone will pee on a snake and his Vuvuzela will have blown its last hoot. But those who do it in the Nairobi CBD are the ones who amaze me. Everyone assumes that street boys are the ones who shell in lanes inside the CBD but by the volumes of what I see, I doubt those hungry boys are even capable of doing such loads. My theory is, its a result of taking villagers to the city. Why you ask?
Well, villagers know every bush is a self-sufficient toilet. There is privacy, space and free green-leafy tissue paper. Bring that person to Nairobi and the lanes at night become his new toilet. Its self-sufficient too. There is privacy and free Male Penis Enlargement posters for tissue paper. Although that is better than using a flying toilet. I am however not going to talk more about the flying toilets of the slum areas. You realize that its funny only if it hits somebody else, dont you?
However I also have to partially agree that the etiquette is still missing. Most toilet locks in most buildings are broken. A guy knocks on a toilet and before you open your mouth or knock back, he has already swung the door open and your vuvuzela is smiling back at him/her and the jabulanis are lying there, all semi-deflated, in no mood to be seen in public.
But toilets are something everyone should strive to use properly. However, taking a walk around Nairobi will make you realize that the white guy who invented a toilet bowl had a girlfriend whose Ass development Ministry was seriously lacking in resources. You will see Kenyans whose backsides are so huge that once the new constituion is in full force, the backsides might qualify to become fully fledged counties.