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Nakuru residents have found a new source of energy in human waste. They have started replacing the traditional charcoal with briquettes made from human waste.
The product manufactured by several entrepreneurs including Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company (NAWASSCO) is safe for use. Despite fears that the product might smell, the briquettes do not smell and have no smoke. This makes them extremely better than charcoal.

“The carbonisation stage is where the dried waste is heated in a kiln at temperatures of about 700 to 800 degrees Celsius. All harmful gases are then burnt off eliminating the bad smell,” explains Kevin Ochieng, the production Supervisor at NAWASSCOAL.