Matatu

Matatu

public transportation emulated by private saving groups and entrepreneurs

Location: 

Junction Mall Parking Hall, Ngong Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Personal highlights

  1. Matatu: privately operated minibuses or shared taxis, replacing public transportation
  2. SACCO: legal entity for a collective saving and investment (to buy a bus and rent out)
  3. Pimp my Ride: having the most fancy bus and loudest music attracts the most guests
  4. Enterpreneurs: bus driver and conductor have to collect enough money to rent the bus!
  5. Fake guests: to maximise profits, they only drive fully - often pretending to leave soon

Image sources

  1. Back of a random Matatu
  2. Driving with Jesus and Gandhi
  3. No, this is not a real police car
  4. Driving to work with real style
  5. Taking a ride with the Vikings

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