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Matatu: Private Bus in Kenya

If you're ever in Nairobi, Kenya, you'll see a fleet of private buses and old vans called the matatu ("tatu" is "three" in Swahili, the original fare in shillings).

Each bus or van is "branded" with its own paint scheme and individual names, inspired (mostly) by Western culture. This one above is the "Princess Diana" with the motto "Thay [sic] Shall Bow ..."

Link to a gallery of Matatus - Thanks Rick Spencer!


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i've ridden these things, and they scared the bejeezus out of me - people hanging out the doors going round roundabouts (ex british colony). and the sound systems are LOUD...
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