Donkeys have been banned from entering Kenya’s north-eastern town of Wajir unless they wear nappies.
Local officials say the law has been put in place to protect the town’s newly laid tarmac road.
A letter told donkey-cart owners from local officials said they must manage their animal’s faeces to avoid poop all over the tarmac road creating nuisance.
Donkey carts are a common sight in Wajir’s town centre, and the road they are trying to protect is the only tarmac road in the town.
A similar nappy law was issued in Limuru, about 50km north-west of the capital, Nairobi, in 2007 but it was never put into practice.