Sunday, January 31, 2010

Robbery Report: Kampala Taxi Passengers Getting Robbed

Hello, tout le monde.
Smelling The Coffee has told us, in this post, Taxi scam, of a new and growing trend in Kampala. Wake up and smell the coffee, as it were.

In short, a taxi stops and picks you up.
You are given the front seat, next to another passenger.
The car drives on for a while, then your front door flies open.
The conductor (behind you) struggles to get it shut, and fails.
You try to shut it and fail.
The passenger next to you asks to hold your bag while you work the door.
You hand over your bag.
You try to shut the door, and still you fail.
So the driver stops for the conductor to take a look at it.
You're told to step out, so the conductor can assume your advantaged position in dealing with the door.
The door shuts.
The taxi vrooms away.
Your bag is gone.

I'll not add the bits about going to the Police Station and finding that you're the third person for the day.

Watch it, everyone. Girls are the ones with the hand bags, but guys also have worries. Like laptop bags, for example.
Hey, Nairobi: we are catchin' up! :o(
Come back, O Operation Wembley.

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Blogger L.A. Lutara said...

Dude, i was just talking with some guy the other day how ugandans are THUGS...this juss proves we're taking it to the next level...messed up aint it?

February 2, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

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