Overtaking on Kenyan Roads – An itch you can’t resist scratching!

Someone once told me that Kenyan drivers don’t feel like they are driving unless they are overtaking. I believe this applies to motorcyclists too. We have all experienced this and been guilty of it at some point. It’s our National pride, what’s the opposite of pride? Ah yes shame. Our National shame.

Just a day ago there was a small accident on Thika road near Kenol and we ended up with 8 lanes on that two way road and a night long gridlock …. smh

How many times have you been pushed off the road because some asinine driver was overtaking when he didn’t really need to?

How about those times when a boda overtakes you in your lane as you over take another vehicle.

Or that near miss as you turn into an exit, intersection or driveway, just because a driver a few car lengths behind was too impatient to wait for you to complete your turn!

Don’t get me started about the trucks, buses and matatus that completely disregard motorcyclists. We are road kill to most of them.

Times like this I would wish to channel my inner Ragnar and go medieval on them!

A day will come when we will leave the mad roads of Midgard and ride triumphantly on the Bifrost Bridge to the gates of Valhalla.

Published by Inked Biker

Our vision is to make motorcycling safer and more enjoyable by providing quality training for current and prospective riders, and advocating a safer riding environment in Kenya.

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