MATATUS

Public Transportation in Nairobi, Kenya

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Busses in Nairobi are called Matatus. They are painted bight colors and are loud.

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70% of the population use them for transportation. They are cheap and convenient, but like everything else in Nairobi, they are chaotic.

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The name comes from Swahili meaning three. It is unclear as to three what, but it is commonly  believed it refers to a coin worth about ten cents which would equate to 30 cents per ride.

 

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