Hordes

Written by Agape Harry | Posted on  11 Mar 2016.

Blaring horns, zooming by the road from motorcycles as they raised the flag of the party that won the Kawe constituency. Before long came the first horde of chanting supporters running next to the stagnant traffic. People of all ages chanting and running down the streets. What really caught my eye was a small old pickup truck, one that reminds me of my grandfather’s car in Bukoba which I used to like sitting on his lap and pretend to drive it. This one was draped in flags of the winning party and at the back had a coffin with the opposing party’s flag on it. As the car passed flashing its lights and the horn echoing through this small road driving against traffic, the others caught in traffic began to erupt. Horns blasting through the streets and a second horde coming behind it. The entire stretch to street in some sort of ecstasy. People finally felt that they had been heard, the leader they wanted won the chair.

Democracy, the people involved in making decisions about its affairs, typically by voting to elect representatives to a parliament or similar assembly," as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary.