Matatus... is small-scale transportation becoming trendy?
Friday 14 April 2017
Like in many African cities, Nairobi’s minibuses are an informal mode of collective transportation that emerged due to a lack of efficient public transportation. As in many other cities, the latter ultimately disappeared as a result of competition from this type of minibus, which offers residents travel options in the form of fragmented collective transport services. Economic crises and the liberalization of the sector underlie the emergence of this system. In this context, this informal system meets both mobility and employment needs.
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