Bonnet kufunguka(Near Death Experience)

I always see a person seating on a vehicle’s bonnet, and feel like i could shoot them on the face,after a horrifying ordeal where bonnet ilifunguka while driving.
So me and my buddies were testing a manual car, gari unawekelea hadi gear tano, bado gari inataka kwenda. We were four of us, nilikuwa nimeketi nyuma ya driver, story tu tunapiga, dere anakanyanga gari kukanyanga.
There’s a place called karura, kuna mteremko kubwa sana ndio ufike ndenderu junction.
Infront of us was a white lorry and a salon car. We were heading towards ndenderu at high speed, tukaanza kuchocha driver afanye ‘combine’. Overtaking both vehicles. He overtook the lorry first, immediately when we went back to our lane, then mteremko ilikua imeisha so mlima ikaanza. We!!! All of a sudden BOOM!!! Everything went silent, all i saw was bright light and my family, within a split second.
Bonnet ilikua kwa windscreen, no visibility. No one spoke, driver didn’t break immediately, behind it was all screeching of the lorry. He maintained till we came to stop katikati ya barabara. No one was injured, windscreen didn’t break. It was terrifying, the next stop ilikua limuru club withers after few drinks ndio tulianza kucheka about the ordeal. Bonnet hata mechanic hawezi nifungia, i must make sure iko properly locked, learnt the hardway.

Before getting in to your car, always zunguka uone kama kuna kitu wrong. Always.

What must go wrong will always go wrong.
That’s a visual inspection which covers less than 10 percent of car parts.

It must have been kitambo, sahii hio road ina potholes vitz inaweza potelea ndani

Maharaka zetu wakenya nobody remembers

I get shivers nikikumbuka… Hiyo mteremko sio mchezo, kumbe umejua hiyo place?

iyo mteremuko like 2 years ago lorry imebeba mchanga break zilikatika on a sunday morning watu wakitoka church

it was horriffic so many pple died that day

Nishaipata premio kwa shamba za nduma

Hiyo ajal si ilikuwa Limuru Rd. coming down from St. Pauls, nit Karura - Ndenderu valley?

Bonnet inafaa Kua na hook inaishika ata lock ikifail…
Kama haina you’re risking your life…

True… Hapo kwa police station i guess

Wueh. that was bad. uliona light at the end of the tunnel? with peter peeking from the other end shaking his head because they aint got your name? The bonnet has a fail safe mechanism after the lock.

Mafis law

At speed on a rough road it can open…that valley has 1000 potholes

Valley of death

Hapo we blamed the driver brake ilikatikia mbali the fucker heri angepigisha gari Kwa mti ama ukuta, he drove without brakes for twenty minutes.

Tukiwa watoi tulifunzwa…kiatu kabla kuvalia anagalia ka man spider… You know msemo wa mama

2001 just after Delamare heading towards Nakuru, bonnet ya Peugeot 404 pickup ikafunguka luckily;

1.design ya windscreen/bonnet was such that hata bonnet ikifunguka kuna ka-slit inabaki between dashboard & bottom of windscreen.

  1. windscreen was rounded at the edges & bonnet was narrower than width ya winsdcreen so kuna slit ingine inabaki kwa edge ya windscreen unaweza ona oncoming vehicles.

…from that day hio bonnet ilikuwa unafunga na kamba over & above its locking mechanism.


for a car made in 1972 enyewe French engineers walipiga hesabu hapo…siku hizi naona bonnet ya vitz is as wide as the windscreen hadi ikifunguka you pity the driver.

I can imagine… We tried peeping but couldn’t see a thing