|What makes this look is the sunnies and the plain top with the studs around the collar.|
I don't really like driving the boda but I don't have any other work to do. I've been driving the boda for three years. I don't have a choice. If I did I would like to be driving a car. Before I became a driver I was studying in Hoima, in the village.
I take my baby boy Nolan, nearly one, and my wife on the boda, especially when we're going to church on Sunday. I've been married two years.
|Yours truly goes for a spin with Patrick.|
I try to be smart but the roads are full of dust and mud. When I come from home in the morning I'm clean but I often end up dirty.
I drive Ugandans and mzungus (foreigners). But I don't have regular passengers. I just pick up whoever comes to my stage on Kireka Road.
I had an accident with a car in January and 2011 and ended up in the hospital and had to have treatment. But I think boda bodas should be in Uganda because they help a lot of people, especially when someone is in a rush. He (or she) can leave his car and take a boda.
|Check out those shades.|
Black V neck cotton shirt with red polo logo and studs around the collar. No label. 15,000 UGX ($5.59) from Owino
|Just call me Mambo Number 3 - or Stud.|
1960s style sunnies 10,000 UGX from Owino.
|Trying my new driver's sunnies on for size. They suit him better!|
|Ever so smart.|
Jeans 25,000 UGX from Owino.
|Comfy boda boda wear.|
|When you're on the road as much as this boy is you need practical shoes.|
|The "Street of Death", not far from where I picked up Patrick.|
|Thanks to lovely Brenda from Cafe Javas Mengo who helped with translation and photos. She said she uses bodas because she "has a lot of work to do and am always in a rush".|
Thanks to my friend Silver for also spotting this story in the Daily Monitor for me, while I was away. Bodas of Rwanda, be prepared, I'm coming soon!