from KIA to moshi there is a about a 30-40 minute drive. traffic is usually very quiet at that time of night. after all, there are no street lights on any of the roads, so driving at night can be very dangerous. normally, it is yet another extension of the gentle introduction of life in moshi.
not this time. half way from home we found ourselves in a long line of lorries. Carol, our wonderful project driver who helps us get back from the airport, negotiated along stalled trucks, looking for a way around the traffic. as we got closer it became clear that there was more going on here than a simple accident or traffic jam. villagers were streaming in all directions.
that's when we learned of the riot. a RIOT! in moshi!! i have just left NYC and the "occupy" movements in the states, to be smack dab in the middle of a riot in africa? unbelievable.
police came and shot guns in the air and canisters of something, and everyone started running.... but we finally made it home.
|1) pull suitcase in door. 2) open a Kili.|