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Our Culture

Aims and Objectives

Mission

The world is appreciating the Matatu Culture more and more everyday. To continue to thrive as a business over the next ten years and beyond, we must look ahead, understand the trends, set new standards and forces that will shape our Matatu culture in the future and move swiftly to prepare for what's to come. We must get ready for tomorrow today. That's what our Vision is all about alongside working with different partners and organisations.

  • To promote local tourism by using the uniqueness of our matatus.
  • To inspire upcoming matatu designers.
  • To showcase the matatu culture to the world through art galleries and social media platforms.
  • To create a condusive environment for the industry by instilling discipline in the matatu industry.
  • To promote road safety measures for both matatu crews and commuters.
  • To unite different matatu routes through social media.

The Office

REASONS WHY TO INVEST IN A MATATU

Steady income on a daily basis On a daily basis matatus make return trips form town to their respective estates, serving the high demand for road transport in Kenya.

Provides employment
The transport industry in Kenya is the largest employer in Kenya, it employs almost 70% of Kenyan youth.

Ever growing demand
The PSV industry been a competitive business, it always has a growing market for more matatus to carry out the day to day activities needed by commuters.

CHALLENGES FACING THE MATATU INDUSTRY

Corruption
Kenya's Traffic Police and County Council officers usually extort matatu conductors and drivers from their daily income. This usually makes it hard for most investors to carryout their business swiftly.

Traffic
Most towns in Kenya especially Nairobi, experiences unusual traffic on the roads due to the rise in population in Nairobi and lack of road expansionsas well as the existence of roundabouts. This results to commuters paying high fares most times due to the hours spent on the road.

High Fuel prices
The fuel prices here in Kenya are quite high. This even makes the cost of traveling to be expensive and also affects regulation of standard fare prices for the commuter.

Crime
There are cases that involve hijackings and some are snatching of phones, wallets, handbags from matatus especially when stuck in traffic .Commuters are usually advised to beware of pick pockets and also to keep their valuables away from the windows.