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Kampala people detest simple living

Ugandans are spoilt kids…

SURVIVING  KAMPALA! The Northern By-pass is the hardest road to drive on during the rain. Because you also do not want to risk parking by the side and waiting out the rain. Ugandan chaps drive on memory. Ugandans do not really look where they are going. They base on memory and instinct. That is the only way you get to remember all the potholes and react just in time for the boda guy to squeeze through.

Fear a society that eats ugali as a snack. That is a hardened society. Such a society has a ‘fundi’ spirit. Fear a society that combines ‘mahindi’ and ‘maharagwe’ and it becomes a street delicacy. Again, such a society has been tempered by the events in life. Kampala never had to walk that route. The closest Kampala came to having a Dedan Kimathi was with Besigye in that blue jumper. Kampalans, we have not been cooked well enough.

That could explain what the city is trying to do to us. I have heard from hidden circles that Mzee thinks we are soft and thus need to be exposed to some hard life. Mbu he wants Kampala to become a city that produces men as hardened as those yams that the Baganda call ‘Obukopa’. So that when he is gone, we can be able to survive in this hard world of colonial scavengers.

And I can understand Mzee’s strategy…

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