The chilling truth

Most of you probably read this story in Sunday vision. For the benefit of those that cannot access newspapers on weekends maybe because office is closed on Sundays and they cannot get ‘em free, they are too stingy and won’t spend on a newspaper, or their roads are too screwed up by Lord knows what and hence the newspaper trucks cannot get to their neighborhood, here is the short of it. On a July or June day in 2006, a rich man went to his construction site with two burly men and a 7 year old girl in tow, and watched while said men threw her into a pit that had been dug out in the still-under -construction- building and covered her with concrete and later proceeded to do sacrificial chants on her grave. This sort of thing is done in the quest for riches. I have not been able to have any pure thoughts since I read that story.

But just two days before that, I was out in the field with one of my bosses, also, a very popular rich little man in town. Anyway, he was briefing some of his employees (drivers) on safety and shit like that. Then he said something that chilled me to my breast bones. He said “Be sure not to knock down anybody. Because it is very costly in hospital bills. Unless you are lucky and that person dies. There I get to spend less on burial and stuff… ”

There. His concern was not for people’s lives but how much he would have to fork out in compensation. For the rich, it is all about the money. No heart.

I am not very happy today. Can you tell?

13 loungers burdening me:

The Emrys said...

i can tell from a mile away, and yes its all about the mooler.

read about that dude, he was featured in bukedde the whole of last week

are these mine??

The Emrys said...

makes you worry about kids nowadays, last night my aunt couldn't find her son for about an hour, it was scary, very scary

31337 said...

oh dear! that is not good news, at all, and i see you have spread the cheer.

that thing about knocking people is unfortunately true. ask your insurance broker. here the live person who was injured can sue for punitive damages or loss of a limb, that is when you realise your insurance policy has a limit on how much they can pay out and the rest of it shall be recovered from the owner of the vehicle.

life is cruel. this you should already know, right?

therisingpage said...

Thats sad!!
The things people do to get money and keep it.

mphoebe said...

And I was having a really good day.....

Ashy said...

... sigh ...

Tamzel said...

Eh. Chilling this is.

Xena said...

ok,i'm off home to look for my little boy. Thankfully i live in a relatively safe neighbourhood though sometimes i want to lock him in the house and make him watch cartoons all day other than going out to play soccer with his friends.
The world these days is so evil, people get worse and worse, its scary.
If this is what people do to get money, i love money but i wouldn't go that far....God help us all and for those who don't believe in God, am not sure who they count on to watch over their babies....

Cheri said...

Damn, those sacrificial things really happen. I heard rumours that my former HM did that.

Today is Monday, I think half of the world isn't happy. And the other half is asleep.

But u'll be fine kikazi.

Cheri said...

See why I shall not be rich...because I can't picture myself (and my horse) going thru the eye of a needle.

Rentedmess said...

these things be happening daily daily everyday. just make sure yo kids catalogue every one of their movements. cane or burn them if they don't

Emi's said...

This bees ver scary. Am saddened by the loss of innocent lives.

Me, I'll work my ass off and if I don't get rich, am not taking that dark path will just work harder instead

Minty said...

That story chilled me too. Believe it or not, half the new buildings in Kampala have a similar untold story.

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