Matatu Drivers Hate These Leafy Sticks

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This was the sight out in front of our office for an exciting one whole minute today. Apparently the Kenyan government has passed a law that matatu drivers hate. As such, the natural reaction is to protest and walk down Ngong road with leafy sticks. After doing some research it enacts the following:

  • Life imprisonment for reckless driving (I believe matatu actually translates into reckless)
  • Physical and mental examination for matatu drivers every 3 years
  • Criminalizes drunk driving
  • UPDATE: No more overtaking (this is like asking a person to stop breathing)
  • UPDATE: No more cutting through gas stations to jump traffic

Now I get it.

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  • November 29, 2012
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