Y’all wait. I haven’t told you my Tuk- tuk story.
So last week on Saturday I had my first experience in what is a called a Tuk-tuk. (See picture above)
Tuk tuks are used in some of the remote areas in Kenya where the matatus can’t go. I remember seeing them somewhere before. I am not sure whether it was in Dar es salaam , or it was in the Maldives. But what I know vividly is That in Asia, they are quite a thing.
In Uganda, last I checked there was a huge chaos about the introduction of Tuk-tuks. The taxi/ matatu drivers and as well boda boda motorists were saying these things would interfere with their customer base so they would rather prefer they don’t run in Kampala. I didn’t follow up. So I don’t know what really happened after that.
So this weekend, while going to and from work, where me and my team are doing mobilising in High-rise, we use a Tuk-tuk… It carries upto seven people. Can you believe it? At first I couldn’t believe it. Then I learned that they squeeze four of us in the back, then three people at the front. The driver seats in their midst.