When President Uhuru Kenyatta came into power, he did one of the most memorable things for the Kenyan youth, by declaring that matatus be allowed to use graffiti and play music, thus, outlawing the arbitrary impounding of PSV’s.Other than just giving matatus a new look, this has also brought about a lot of job opportunities for young people, who work on the design, fabrication, music, and painting of the matatus, and of course the drivers and conductors.
Other than just giving matatus a new look, this has also brought about a lot of job opportunities for young people, who work on the design, fabrication, music, and painting of the matatus, and of course the drivers and conductors.
And just to prove Kenyan ‘nganyas’ are a hotbed of talent, they have been featured on international media outlets.
These vehicles are unmistakable on our roads with their noisy horns, exhaust pipes and elaborate graffiti that captures everyone’s attention.
In your opinion which route has the funkiest matatus?
Rongai is known to have some of the best ‘nganyas’ with some even offering sodas to customers so that they can keep their popularity and have loyal customers, followed by Ngong road matatus, Buruburu, Embakasi ane even Eastleigh.
Maina Kageni has been running a new promo where he rewards matatus which are caught tuned to Classic 105 or have a sticker for the same, as a show of appreciation.
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In regards to that, how about we take a look at some of the hottest matatus in Nairobi right now, in no particular order. Check them out below as we celebrate the matatu culture in Kenya.
1. EUROBOND – EMBAKASI
2. KANAMBO 2 – EMBAKASI
3. BLUE HAZE – RUAI
4. MILKSHAKE – RONGAI
5. PHANTA MANELA – RONGAI
6. CHEMICAL X/MOJOJOJO/TABIC – EMBAKASI
7. SPARXX – RONGAI
8. PUNISHER NGONG
9. HULA HOOP – RONGAI
10. IGGY – RONGAI
11. NADRA- BURUBURU
12. POWER FLEX – KITENGELA
13. MACK BULLY/HOT WHEELS – RONGAI