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Video showing The Unique Matatu culture in urban public transport of Nairobi Capital


Public transport minibuses are known as Matatus which dominate the transport system of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

The youths call it “Club on wheels” while others “Museum on wheels”  which fill the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, blaring music as they bounce and weave through traffic.

Each Matatu is louder than the next, complete with graffiti-style artwork, custom designs, flashy lights and onboard entertainment to pull the passengers’ attention.


Do you think Africa’s public transportation needs such modifications to attract and make passengers move with comfort?

Which other African cities have adopted such innovations in public transport?


Source of video: Kenya Broadcasting Services (KBC)


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