On February 22, 2023, when the people of Dar es Salaam woke up, they heard shocking news that shook them to the core. The word about the Ajali Ya Mwendokasi Leo spread through the city like wildfire. Two Mwendokasi buses were in the accident between Mbezi and Yusuph in Dar es Salaam. Several people were involved in the accident, which happened around 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The plane went down in the Kisutu neighborhood of Dar es Salaam.
Calvin Amani was one of the people who saw the accident and was deeply affected by what he saw. He said that the crash had been one of the worst things he had ever seen. Even more shocking was the CCTV footage of the accident that later showed up on social media. On a narrow road, the video showed two Mwendokasi buses coming at each other at a high rate of speed. Both buses were full of people, and it was clear that both were trying to pass the other.
Both bus drivers were clearly driving dangerously and didn’t care about the safety of the people on board. As the two buses got closer to each other, it was clear that they were going to crash. When the two buses crashed head-on, the people on both of them started to scream. The impact was so strong that both buses were crushed, and the people inside were violently thrown around. After the accident, there was a lot of chaos at the scene. People were crying and screaming,
while others were hurt and lying on the ground, bleeding. Emergency services got there quickly, but it was clear that there were a lot of people who had been hurt. Some of the passengers were thrown out of the bus and were lying on the road, while others were stuck inside the wreckage. As word of the accident got around, people started to blame the authorities. Some people said that the bus drivers hadn’t been trained well enough, while others said that the roads were in bad shape.
One person, though, had a different idea. Kinana, who worked as a shoe shiner, said that the accident happened because people didn’t take care of their shoes. He said that if people took better care of their shoes, they would be more careful when driving and accidents like this could be avoided. Many people were upset by Kinana’s remarks, which they called insensitive and wrong. But some people paid attention to what he said and started to think about how important it was to take care of their things.