Every hour is rush hour in Kampala

Boda-bodas are the main transport mode in Kampala
Boda-bodas are the main transport mode in Kampala

A trail of motorbikes resembling ants in the harvest season is a permanent feature of Kampala roads. The reckless driving sends shivers down the spines of the uninitiated. Mmegi Staff Writer BABOKI KAYAWE shares her experience of the ‘death on wheels’

Setting foot on the streets of Kampala, one is met by an army of motorbikes locally known as boda-bodas travelling at lightning speed.  It is quite a scene to behold: women with bowls full of bananas on their heads, children selling edibles wrapped as small packages and a very crazy traffic jam, especially at peak hours.

From Entebbe International Airport, to Hotel African – where I was accommodated – I noticed a pack of motorbikes operated by male drivers while the passengers are mostly women who in some cases are carrying children.  Seeing them, I assumed the men here were caring and prepared to carry their wives, girlfriends and children to and fro.

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