Short stories from Mogadishu

Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, where I am doing some extensions with Unicef, is a mother child hospital where all services are free.

I rode the bus and tuk tuk(tricycle) van from the airport to site. Mogadishu has a road drainage problem. Road was effing flooded.

The flight attendants in the return flight from Mogadishu are think are not properly motivated by the company. They didn’t bother with regular announcements. The flight was smooth though.

That’s all for this trip.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

8 thoughts on “Short stories from Mogadishu

  1. Arkenaten says:

    And the photos? Come on !
    We’re being short changed here, y’know?

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  2. Barry says:

    Can’t help but notice that you put free in bold type. Just goes to show how different our respective societies are. To us it’s self evident that parent child support should be free. We’d likely to put it in bold only if it’s not free, and follow it with several exclamation marks.


    • makagutu says:

      Barry, it is Somalia we are talking about. They don’t have a proper functioning government and can offer free services to anyone who goes to that hospital.
      It is not even like this in Kenya.

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      • Barry says:

        Yeah, I should avoid WordPress when I have a migraine. Somehow the word “Mogadishu” didn’t sink in at the time.

        Regardless, what appears “self evident” to one society (in this case universal free health care for parent and child) isn’t always self evident in another. Take America for example…

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