Fifty Goats…

Goat herding in the dark and poorly maintained lorries, together create an inevitability and consequential conflict that can easily spiral out of control. It happened so fast on the 5 hour drive back from the villages. The offending HGV driver did not stop to inspect the 50 goat carnage leaving the Maasai herdsman to take their own action. The fire blockade on the hi-way combined with a crowd of machete, rock, spear and stick armed angry young herdsmen easily brought our elderly Mercedes to an abrupt halt whilst they surrounded yelling and protesting.

Hitting the roof quickly degenerated into smashing the rear windscreen with rocks followed by cheers and whooping. Some spectacular and quick thinking off-road driving into pitch darkness relieved us from the first ambush and neatly into the second…

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