Walked through the streets of Kampala today. Empty. Of cars, not people.
Yesterday, going to a hillside outside Kampala to watch the new year come in, we suddenly realised that all the petrol stations had hiked the prices. We searched around for a 'normal' price. Were frustrated.
Today in the morning, we realised the problem is that no fuel is coming in from Kenya.
I think they are our strongest trading partners. All trade is blocked. We rely on the refinery in Mombasa for fuel. So, some of the petrol stations had no fuel. Those which had had hiked their prices. Twice the usual.
And we do rely on diesel to generate power, and of course many goods come in through Kenya.
Yeah, we are going to have a stronger reaction, come tomorrow.
Yet all this pales in the significance of the slaughter and chaos that is still happening in Kenya.