A Kenyan MP is demanding a new law come in to force to stop people letting rip on passenger planes.
Lilian Achieng Gogo says farting can cause “discomfort and insecurity” among passengers and needs to be stopped.
The MP for Rangwe constituency in western Kenya, told parliament that farting passengers were a security threat because it could led to an outbreak of fights on board.
It comes after the Kenyan Parliament had to be suspended when a politician let rip in the chamber.
Proceedings were suspended for a whole 10 minutes in August while the speaker called for air freshers to be sprayed.
The person responsible didn’t own up to the social faux pas.
“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,” she said in reference to a new motion about aircraft crimes.
She added flight crews should be provided with anti flatulence drugs to halt any the gaseous outbursts, the BBC report.
“Farting is terrible within the plane,” she said.
“We should have systems of the food offered on board and we should have basic medical systems that are able to reduce the level of gas that one can exude within the flight.”
The MP also called for tighter controls over who should be served alcohol on flights.