Kabachiiri: Miraa Pickups, Trucks and Prombox

Meria Mata

Elder Statesman
These vehicles are normally driven at unbelievable speeds. Accidents are nevertheless rare. This is so because drivers are well choosen. In addition to the training, talent must be evident before one is allowed to drive a Miraa vehicle. Occasionally accidents do occur. These are not caused by the driver but by another person that I want to tell you about.
Every Miraa transportation vehicle has in it a 'Co driver' locally refered to as a kabachiiri or a goru. This loosely translates to that person who fans the fire, or a goal keeper. The kabachiiri controls the driver. He is usually a person that has nothing to loose since he is a failure in the Sciety. He doesn't fear death, andthe is usually an ex convict or a drug addict. His pay is usually food, Miraa and the ride to Mombasa or Nairobi. He tells the driver when to overtake, accelerate and when to break all rules. The thrill of high speed driving makes the driver to get carried away and he finds himself making dangerous manovers. This leads to accidents, usually fatal.

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