Moses and the Kidnappers by Kimenye
“The day King Kong and I were kidnapped started off like any other Saturday.” So writes Moses, Uganda’s most notorious schoolboy, at the start of his yet another wild adventure. The deputy headmaster, Mr Karanja, has decided that the two friends must have their hair cut. They spend a pleasant morning in town, enjoying the freedom from Mukibi’s Educational Institute for the Sons of African Gentlemen — until a sleek Mercedes Benz appears and their ‘holiday’ comes to an abrupt end. Their hairstyle thrusts them deep into the criminal underworld and they only escape being sold into slavery by the skin of their teeth.