100 Arrested For Not Having Toilets

In Uganda if you don’t have a latrine you will get arrested. The nation is in the midst of a cholera epidemic that has already killed eight and left 164 infected. The outbreak is the result of poor sanitation conditions.


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have been arrested when it was found that they had to toilets. It is now illegal to build a home without a toilet in it.

“It is illegal … but it is not an arrestable offence. Whoever arrested them is wrong,” he said. “A health officer is supposed to instruct them to build or they can be cautioned.”

In September there were 70 Ugandans who were arrested in the eastern section of the country for the same reason. Cholera is spread when sanitation conditions are no

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