Joe Rwamirama, a 48 year old man from Kampala in Uganda, claims research is being conducted into the chemical composition of his farts to be used to make mosquito repellents by insect repellent companies.
According to Joe, because of his powerful ‘gas’ no one in his home village has ever contracted malaria because his fart can kill mosquitoes over a six mile radius.
And people around him have attested to this. According to a local barber by name James Yoweri, he said: “He [Joe] is known all over the city as the man who can kill mosquitoes with his farts.
“When Joe is around we all know that mosquitoes will vanish.
Adding that: “He is respectful of people around him and will only fart when there are mosquitoes around which bring malaria. His farts gets rid of this disease.”
Also, a local chief who knew Joe, when he was growing up as a child, said he took him in to live with him during the malaria season and claimed no one nearby caught the disease.
The chief said: “I heard about Joe’s gift and I took him in to help mop out the mosquitoes infesting our surroundings.
“He respectfully drops these bloomers and it helped eradicate the insects. He does his thing and they drop – like flies.”
Wondering what makes Joe’s fart extraordinary, Joe himself explains that: “I eat ordinary food just like everyone else but no insect can lay a foot on me, not even a fly.
“I smell like a normal man and I bathe daily and my farts are just like everyone else, they are only dangerous to small insects and especially mosquitoes.”
The ‘mosquito killer’ says he dreams of marketing his gas and added: “Imagine buying a Raid can with my face on it!”
Claims that Joe’s wind has evolved to combat malaria emerged online yesterday – but the two companies linked to him were not identified and the claims could not be verified.