Author: Yellow Duckie
•12:10
After 5 and half months in Nairobi, I finally took the courage to drive. All this while I thought my fear of driving in Kenya are the massive amount of cars or as my driver would say, the Matatus (public van in Kenya as they drive like dare devils), but i was wrong. As I sat behind the wheels, I realise what I am most fearful of while driving is the PEDESTRIAN.

The size of the road is already a challenge for a Toyota Fortuna to cruise by without worrying about hitting the oncoming cars and at the same time, one has to ensure that the pedestrians walking at the side of the road is unhurt when we passes them by. Somehow, the pedestrians are oblivious of the cars around them and takes time in gliding gracefully on the road without worrying about getting hit. It's a test of your patience I must say. A friend of mine had a lady walk into her car door while she waited for her turn at the junction as the lady was too occupied when she was crossing the street....amusing.

The traffic is Nairobi is well known, that I will have to surrender to the driver in taking me around. Apart from that, driving in Nairobi is pretty much like driving in KL.
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3 comments:

On February 14, 2009 at 6:52:00 PM GMT+3 , Cellpa said...

Haha.. if you can survive driving in KL, you can survive driving in anywhere in the world :)

 
On February 16, 2009 at 12:28:00 AM GMT+3 , Yellow Duckie said...

I totally agree with you :)

 
On February 22, 2009 at 12:15:00 PM GMT+3 , zal said...

Hi...

I may have to be relocated to Nairobi soon. I definitely need your advice. :-)