Extreme sports

IS driving at night from Nairobi to Kisumu or from Kisii through Narok and Mai Mahiu to Nairobi. One drives through roads that are unmarked, unlit and with bumps that appear out of nowhere. It wouldn’t be such a nightmare if these bumps were of the same design and construction everywhere but they are not. It appears that to the engineers at Kenya National Highways Authority and Kenya Urban Roads Authority, a speed bump is a speed bump even if it is half the height of Mt. Everest.

Point to self. Buy a big car.

End of rant.

About makagutu

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

40 thoughts on “Extreme sports

  1. Do you get altitude sickness on those speed bumps?


  2. Eric Alagan says:

    Nah – not a big car, Mak. Big Car = Big Hole in Pocket.

    You need one of them Star-Wars type hug-the-terrain speeders 🙂


  3. john zande says:

    These are paved roads that are breaking apart, or dirt roads that are just shit?


  4. renudepride says:

    The speed bumps I can understand. Here, with the declining of infrastructure support financial budgets, the potholes are atrocious and equally deadly. Always, practice safety! 🙂 Naked hugs!


  5. nannus says:

    Perhaps they want to make sure that only big cars can get beyond those speed bumps, cars that would also survive the potholes ahead. That way, they can save the money for repairs (and pocket it) and will not be made liable by people whose cars break down in those potholes.


  6. Hariod Brawn says:

    Mak’s got the hump.


  7. jim- says:

    Maybe the road people are invested in the alignment and tire shops.


  8. I don’t fully understand rugby, possibly why I’ve never got into it much, and preferring football instead.


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