Thursday, December 30, 2010

Chenge Guilty of Causing Death by Careless Driving


Alex Bitekeye, The Citizen Reporter writes, '' Former cabinet minister Andrew Chenge(above photo) was yesterday found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and sentenced to a total of three years imprisonment.

However, the Kinondoni court Magistrate gavee Mr. Chenge, a former Attorney General, the option of fines totalling Sh 700,000,whiich the Bariadi west MP paid promptly to avoid a stint behind bars after he was convicted on all four counts he had been charged with....convicted of driving dangerously on apublic road and causing the death of the two people by dangerous driving and fined him Sh 250,000 for each offence or serve a year in jail in default on each account. the second and fourth counts were driving an uninsured vehicle and damage to property,respectively,for which the former Infrastructure Development Minister was fined Sh100,000 for each offence.....''


NOTE:Alot has been said by the general public regarding this case,but the decision has been reached by the judiciary.

Drivng Upcountry!



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Driving in upcountry is a learning process, leisure, relaxation you name it. In my recent drive to Musoma, a town along the shores of Lake victoria I saw these 'dancing lizards', i call them that because when you approach them they 'rythmically' move their heads left and right as if they are dancing to a certain tune. Some of the kids who were around by that time told me that they are called 'butungu', a local name. The kids told me that, sometimes you can sing and they would dance!
Well, as you drive in upcountry there is always something new to learn. What do you think?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

MOI receives 68accident Victims!

Within 24 hours(from yesterday 7.00am to today 7.00am) Muhimbili orthopaedic Institute received 68 accident cases, out of these 30 were admitted and 38 were discharged after treatment.
According to Acting Hospital Public Relations officer, Mwamini king'homella, the victims were from different parts of Dar es salaaam city and they had injuries of various types i.e. heads and bone injuries from arms legs and ribs.

SPOTLIGHT!

''Traffic jams are unnecessary in most parts of the world and it is bad organization that causes them most of the time''.
Comments on my Blog by a Blogger,Cuban in London.

Dar Traffic Jams-4!(Happy Boxing Day!)



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While I was on the traffic jam,tired, bored and angered I ended up reading billboards along the road to keep myself busy so that i dont fall asleep. I happened to see this interesting piece along Morogoro Road, ''Mango Growers Association was inviting the general public to the Mango Tasting Festival''. interesting eeh? i think they forgot to say that everyone should come with his/her knife!
Foleni zinatupa muda wa kusoma matangazo barabarani kama hilo hapo juu nililiona barabara ya morogoro. Tamasha la kuonja Embe,kwa wapenda embe kama mimi nafikiri ilikuwa siku njema sana. Happy Boxing Day!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Dar Roads!Accidents as usual!


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Badly bruised arm after the motor accident.

Merry Xmas with Safe Driving!

Don't Drink and Drive. I failed to get the picture of the fatal accident occured at Sam Nujoma Road today. One Suzuki Vitara knocked down a motorcycle which then knocked down a pedestrian who died on the spot!
Please drive safely!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Street Literature!



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The message on this commuter bus(daladala) says ''Uzuri wa Paka sio Rangi'' simply meaning ''The beauty of the cat is not its colour''

Motorcyclists Death Rate 'Alarming".

The number of motorcycle accidents and people killed as a result is increasing at an unprecedented pace, with more than 500 human lives lost between January and September, this year.
Commissioner of operation in the Police Force Mr. Paul Chagonja, said in Dar es salaam yesterday that about 10,000 accidents occured during the period under review which also injured 3,407 people.
Mr. Chagonja told journalists that the accidents were increasing at an alarming rate and that during the same period last year 407 people died and 2,199 others were injured, attributing the mishaps to reckless driving and unqualified motorcyclists.
''We have worked out strategies tha will help us get rid of unqualified motorcyclists and hence save people's lives''.
(Story by Anne Robi, The Daily News, Thursday December 23, 2010)

''We'are Lucky eeh?'' (Tuk Tuk Motorcycle Special 3!)


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'' Aisee tumesevu eeh?''
No one was hurt on this one, lucky was on their side. Being an eye-witness,this accident was caused by negligence of the tuk tuk driver.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A 20 km long Traffic Jam!



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It might sound as a joke but that iz the truth witnessed by most of the residents of Kimara,Mbezi, Kibamba,Kiluvya etc all these are within the outskirts of the city of Dar es salaam.Iimagine a traffic jam from Ubungo traffic lights(ubungo mataa) to mbezi kwa musuguri! this is what is happening on this road these days.''These jams would make us poor'',one of the residents in the area said. He added that this is due to the fact that the jams consumes alot of fuel,productive time and hence they loose alot financially.
To some of us who manages to use shortcuts(panya roads) as seen on the photo,yet face the problems of potholes on those roads. for example in the photo is a baruti-msewe road via university of Dar es salaam,which is in a sorry state at the moment with potholes allover. May be Hon. Minister Magufuli could help us on this by ordering the repaire these feeder roads instea of projecting about the construction of expensive flyovers.
Jamani hizi foleni zinaumiza, foleni ya zaidi ya km 2o! kutoka ubungo mataa hadi mbezi kwa musuguri?wananchi wengi wameeleza masikitiko yao na kwamba inabidi hatua za haraka zichukuliwe kukabiliana na hali hii tete.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Kibamba Accidents-4(Machinjioni)



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Hapa ndio mahali ambapo roho za maelfu ya watanzania huteketea kila kukicha.picha ya juu ukiangalia jiographia ya eneo ni kwamba lina kona kali na mteremko wa kutisha. hivyo linahitaji umakini wa kutosha. china linaonekana lori ambalo tayari limeshapinduka, lakini sikuweza kupata taarifa za majeruhi au watu waliopoteza maisha kwa muda huo.


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The photos above depicts the area which is prone to accidents and many people have lost their lives. Geograhically the area is sloppy with a sharp corner.As you can see, the lorry overturned in the no reports of death or injured people.


Tuk Tuk (Motorcycle)Special 2!

Mwanamuziki Mkongwe wa bendi ya African Stars wa ''Twanga Pepeta'' amefariki dunia kutokana ana ajali ya pikipiki. Kwa mujibu wa mtandao wa www.nifahamishe.com Abuu Semhando alikuwa akitoka eneo la africana(mbezi) ambako bendi yake ilikuwa inafanya shoo na akagongwa na gari majira ya saa kumi usiku akiwa njiani kurudi nyumbani kwake mwananyamala. Mungu ailaze roho ya Marehemu mahali Pema Peponi.Amin.
Ninachoweza kusema, huu ni mtiririko wa ajali za pikipiki na madhara yake. je tufanye nini kukabiliana na hili?

(The famous musician from African Stars Band ''Twanga Pepeta'',Abuu Semhando aka 'Baba Diana'(in the photo) is no more, following motorcycle accident which occured today at 4am. He was knocked down by a car while on his way back to his home at Mwananyamala( R.I.P).
Picha na habari kutoka: www.nifahamishe.com

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tuk Tuk (Motorcycle)Special!



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This is a victim of Motorcycle (Tuk Tuk)accident, the accident occured in the outskirts of Dar es salaam. The victim had both legs fractured as you can see in the photo(above and below).
From now on, you will be able to see for yourself the effects(injuries) of motorcycle injuries from these special posts named ''Tuk Tuk Special''. Through these posts you will be able to learn and see for yourself what is the impact of increased number of tuk tuk in the country.

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These Stickers jamani!



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''YOU SMASH MY CAR I SMASH YOUR FACE!''. This one made my day! What do you think?

Death Ride!


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The photo was taken along the very busy Morogoro Road! Three sacks of charcoal and one passanger dangerously carried on a motorcycle *(Boda Boda or Tuk Tuk),no wonder the number of Boda boda related accidents is sky rocketting. Need i say more?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Upcountry Roads 8! Death Game?



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To some life is something of no value, you can easily play with. This guy is playing a very dangerous game. What do you think?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Street Literature!


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''Network Busy'', not my words but what has been written at the back of the lorry.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mind the distance!



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I wonder if our roads meet the required standards. I say so because I am not sure of the required distance when two cars pass each other. What i've seen while on highways really scares me.
Just look at this picture! Any comments?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Upcountry Roads!



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I saw this along Chalinze-Morogoro road, i thought the car was going backwards.
This blog gives information about accidents-vehicles,motorcycles,bycycles etc,also highlights the suffering of those involved in various accidents. It gives counselling to the accidents victims and information as to where they can get assistance be it legal or humanitarian.
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