As if it's not enough to rip up and attempt to reconstruct ALL the major roads through down town Mbale at the same time...
...they finally started ripping up the traffic circle around the main clock tower. They blocked off half of it and
re-routed that line of traffic around the back of Uchumi...the neighboring supermarket. The problem being of course, that that road is also ripped up and only intended to be a single lane road. But does that stop anyone from making it three lanes? No way, not here! Until the end of the road where, because it is ripped up too, has a steep drop off into a ditch stretching across the whole road, except one little space on the far left...large enough for cars to slowly ease themselves over the drop one by one...which is always interesting when you have three lanes trying to use it.
But the clock tower/traffic circle was only closed off on one half of it. The traffic was free to use the other half. Which should work, except for the huge Lorry that didn't get the message about going behind Uchumi and attempted to go the wrong direction around the open half of the traffic circle. And who knows where that mutatu in the middle is trying to go!
Driving in Mbale: Never boring. Always entertaining.