Friday, February 18, 2011
After the Mbagala military depot blast in May 2009 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, followed by Wednesday's blast at Gongo la Mboto military depot in Dar es Salaam as well, a looming feelings of uneasiness, fear and uncertainty took grip of many, especially those living in the vicinity of military camps in Tanzania. Myself included. My mission is located just a few hundred meters from 253 KJ artillery base in Kiabakari and the very thought of their weapons depot going off one day just scares the living daylights out of me! I do hope that after those two fatal incidents in Dar es Salaam military and civilian authorities take appropriate measures to make sure this kind of explosions never happen again. And the outdated and post-expiry date ordnance is disposed of, defused and exploded in some remote areas under control of military specialists. I pray daily for those who lost their lives in Dar as Salaam, for those who were injured and for all those who were left traumatized or lost their homes or properties.