Sunday, 14 June 2009

Savouring the wilderness in Kilimanjaro

From The Sunday Monitor, Kampala, Uganda
By Robert Kalumba

Ever since Bin Laden introduced himself to this world in a despicable fashion on September 11, 2001, airport security has never been the same. Gone are the days when a casual tap-down as you chewed gum, was enough to get you through airport immigration.

Nowadays, it’s a serious matter and Tanzanian security showed me how “serious” it could get. The metal detector went…beep, beep… for the fifth time at Mwanza Airport. Fuming, I turned to the female police officer. “Do you want me to remove my undies too for you to check whether I could be having a metal object tied to my privates?” I asked her.


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