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Gongo la Mboto bomb blasts … a glimpse

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Lonely, tiresome, worrisome, long walks in the dead of the night … mighty women with mighty hearts in the company of very tiny toddlers, youngsters, the old and the sick … walking the night … resting by the road side … the young ones strapped to the back … This should never (have repeated) repeat again …

The ultimate goal … get to the furtherest point possible in anyway you can (Though from professional advice this was not at all necessary because the ‘biggest’ danger had passed).

Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport was closed for 15 hours … re-opened at 3.15pm on 17.02.2011.

Associated accidents … fallen electricity wires (fortunately the lines had fallen dead) … razing fire that consumed whatever it touched …

Being a political leader goes with symphasizing with the victims. Prof Ibrahim Lipumba, who contested the Presidential office in 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 on the Civic United Front (CUF) ticket, taking a tour of the affected residential area …

Just a pile among many others of bombs that rained on Pugu Secondary School, the school where the Late Julius K. Nyerere once taught … at the time it was known as St Francis School. Staff members and students alike spent entire night in the sorrounding bushes … students with disabilities were the ones who faced the hardest of the times … as almost each soul was struggling to save itself …

One of the marks of the ‘work’ of the blasting bombs that rained on Pugu Secondary School …

Additional:

1. According to recent records, the blasts are second at the military barracks following the first (minor) that took place in 2004. Again this incident follows very closely the April 2009 similar incident that rocked the Mbagala suburb.

2. The country’s disaster preparedness programme is very weak (if not absent) … handling proved to be REACTIVE rather than PROACTIVE … the photos will tell you why.

3. It is important to ensure that there is a single commanding voice when it comes to giving instructions of what people should do and when … the media has to be used effectively to convey one central message … not contractory ones … important for commanding authority and receive the desired outcome.

4. While this incident is being handled and everyone recovering from the shock, our attention on key national issues (Dowans, the new constitution) should be kept very much vivid.

5. TANESCO should improve their efficiency during such incidents … once it takes place … they have to undertake a close inspection of their distribution grids to ensure that they are in order … electricity should be restored the soonest … no reason for people to wait longer than five (5) hours …

6. This should never repeat … pleeease!
My 2 cents.

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Written by simbadeo

February 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm

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  1. Pole nyingi kwa watanzania wote lakini haswa wale walipoteza ndugu zao, kuumia na kupata mshituko. Kwa kweli hatuwezi kurudisha maisha ya watu waliofariki dunia, but all we can do is help in anyway we can and comfort the affected citizens.

    When it happened the first time in Mbagala, we can accept that it was an accident, but is this also accident? Really? This is not the time to throught out blames to each other, but we need to speak. We can not continue to keep quite, because of fear and just let These type of incidents keep happening over and over again, it is just NOT ACCEPTABLE AT ALL.

    I hope that the victims at Uwanja wa Taifa, Uhuru and so on will be taken care of by the government in a propoer manner, with no curruption, discrimination or any of those, we should not let what happened in Mbagala to happen this time again. Tuwasaidie wenzetu kwa kuwafariji na si kuwacheleweshea malipo yao na kuiba michango ya watanzania wanaojitoa kusaidia.

    Hebu this time tuwe na huruma ya kutosha. Lakini niiombe serikali, siyo tu kuunda tume ya kuchunguza halafu report iishie kapuni, kama ni for public sharing then watuambie, but the most important is to make sure that this incident does not happen again. Dar Er Salaam imezungukwa na vikosi vya jeshi vingi, ni muhimu sasa Serikali ikachukua maamuzi ya makusudi kufanya utaratibu wa kuhifadhi silaha mbali na makazi ya watu, lakini pia kuweza kuchukua hatua za tahadhari kuhifadhi silaha kali kama hizi kwa makini zaidi.

    Nichukue nafasi kuwapa pole tena wote waliopatwa na maafa haya makubwa, watanzania wote tumesikitishwa sana na tukio hili, na tuko pamoja katika kusaidiana, angalau kupoza tu machungu.

    Mungu Ibariki Tanzania, Mungu Tubariki watoto wa Watanzania

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    Mwanamasunga masanja

    February 18, 2011 at 7:27 am

  2. ***** huyo mkuu wa majeshi Davis Mwamnyange inabidi aachie ngazi haraka sana akifuatiwa na huyo Kikwete kwani bila shaka wao ndiyo wamefanya hujuma hiyo.Kuzirudisha roho za marehemu itakuwa ngumu lakini basi lazima nao vile vile wawajibishwe ikiwezekana nao watandikwe bomu angalau moja tu.

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    richard ngeze

    February 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

  3. […] picture is taken from Simbadeo’s blog. When I look at it, my first thought is “I’ve seen this picture a million times […]

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  4. Poleni wanyonge wenzangu,ipo cku haya yataisha na ifike mahala 2we na busara katika kufanya maamuz ya kuchagua uongoz ambao utatulea kama wazawa,ila kwa sasa tumefanywa wakimbiz.MWAKA 2015 TUSIFANYE MAKOSA

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    Shadrack

    February 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    • Shadrack, kwa niaba ya waathirika … nasema asante kwa kuwa nasi na kwa neno la faraja … tunalihitaji sana katika kipindi hiki kigumu … tafadhali tuendelee kusaidiana na hasa katika kusaidia wale waliopotea au walioharibikiwa makazi yao … tushikamane … haya mengine ya ‘maisha bora’ tutayajadili baadae … sasa hivi ni misaada na faraja ndio vinavyohitajika …

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      simbadeo

      February 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      • sawa Deo ila inauma kwa stail hii,ni mara ya ngapi hii kitu inajirudia?ictoshe wanatuhakikishia kuwa haitatokea tena,sasa nan alaumiwe na ndugu zetu wameshaumia na kufa na kuhangaika hiv?

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        Shadrack

        February 19, 2011 at 11:03 am

  5. Shadrack, kweli ni mtihani mgumu … kwetu sisi … kwako … kwa kila Mtanzania … na hasa kwa Viongozi wa nchi. Ukiniuliza maoni yangu … ningesema … kila kitu kiendeshwe kwa UWAZI kamili … Tabia ya kufunikafunika mambo kwa kisingizio cha SIRI za Kiusalama … mara nyingine naona kama vile kinakuwa kikiandaa tatizo lingine kubwa zaidi kwa siku za usoni. Uchunguzi ufanyike kwa uwazi, ukusanyaji taarifa muhimu ufanyike kwa uwazi, utoaji taarifa ufanyike kwa uwazi, ubainishaji kiwango cha uharibifu ufanyike kwa uwazi, masuala ya fidia … yafanyike kwa uwazi. Ni kuweka WAZI kila kitu ndiko kutakakotusaidia … kwa sababu watu wengi zaidi watatoa mawazo yao kuhusu nini hasa kifanyike ili kuhakikisha kwamba KWELI tukio kama hili halitatokea tena. Ukikosekana UWAZI … tutarajie matatizo zaidi … ya aina hii na nyinginezo … nasema hili si kwa sababu mimi ni ‘mbashiiri au nabii’ la hasha … ila MANTIKI ndivyo inavyoelekeza. Tuendelee kuwepo Shadrack na wadau wengine.

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    Kaka Simba

    February 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm

  6. […] a post titled Gongo la Mboto Blasts – A Glimpse, blogger Deogratias Simba posts photographs of fleeing masses, bomb shells and shattered buildings taken on the streets. He writes: […] 2. […]

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  7. […] a post titled Gongo la Mboto Blasts – A Glimpse, blogger Deogratias Simba posts photographs of fleeing masses, bomb shells and shattered buildings taken on the streets. He writes: […] 2. […]

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  8. […] a post titled Gongo la Mboto Blasts – A Glimpse, blogger Deogratias Simba posts photographs of fleeing masses, bomb shells and shattered buildings taken on the streets. He writes: […] 2. […]

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  9. This is excellent Deo, but so regrettable that you had to do it. The final two pictures are poignant.

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    Swahili Street

    February 20, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    • Peter. It’s tough. There are many questions than we can provide answers. Visiting the affected areas, speaking to the victims … we still need to do more than we have done so far …

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      Deo Simba

      February 21, 2011 at 1:06 am

  10. nilikua naommba nijue chanzo cha mobomu kuripuka

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    mahir suleiman

    March 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    • Ndugu Mahir, kuhusu swali lako, bado tunaendelea kusubiri ripoti ya uchunguzi wa Jeshi la Wananchi wa Tanzania. Naamini itakapotoka basi sote tutafahamu kwa hakika kuhusu chanzo cha kulipuka kwa mabomu hayo. Asante kwa kufuatilia habari kwenye blogu hii. Endelea.

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      simbadeo

      March 12, 2011 at 11:13 pm


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