Kenya is actually a rich cultural diverse. Stop saying we are broke! Hunny, you are broke.
Kenya is a driving nation.
Funny thing is that you can actually identify a tribe with a certain car.
When you hear those loud turbo sounds you definitely know an Indian is passing by and he is driving a Subaru. And when you see a merc, you know who you are dealing with.
Here is a list of some cars that are identified with certain tribes:
1. Nissan – Kamba
This is based on an observation that most Uber drivers who drive Nissan’s are kina Mutua and Musyoka (Kamba’s). And the car is very sensible and fuel efficient.
2. Commercial trucks and Pro Box – Kikuyu
This needs no explanation. Any car that can make money for a Kikuyu at his/her convenience, they will run for it. Probox is one car that can act as a wheelbarrow, a taxi and a pickup. Haiumiangi.
3. Subaru – Indians
All Subaru’s have some loud turbo noise and when you peep into the driver’s seat, it is almost, if not always, an Indian driving. They know their ay around a Subaru engine and how to fine tune it to their rune. They are Subaru engine whisperers.
4. Succeed – Somali
These are the type of cars that you will find at every street corner in Eastleigh. They are also commercial cars used as taxies. The driver is always a Somali. Why? The seats are like a bench and they live almost 7 in a house so it is basically like a matatu for the fam. Kila mtu kwa stage yake.
5. Mercedes – Luo
Jakwom! Luo is a calling, you do not land into that calling if you are a mere commoner, you have to be a mini deity of sorts. Luo’s signature statement is the Mercedes car key. Nothing more to add. If the car infront of you is a Mercedes, it belongs to a Luo. Period.
6. Porshe – Coast guys
For the sake of Uncle Joho, we have to acknowledge that when you see a Porche, you always remember his luxury machine. Also a Porshe is a cool suave machine and very easy on the eyes. Just like coast dudes. Smooth MF, those.