Most of Kenyans depend on public transport for daily commute either to work or in trying to meet their daily targets, shoppings, public office or students going to school.
The industry was promising from it's start and most investors moved with speed to tap on the open opportunity.
At that time, the investor was only supposed to part with money for insurance, sacco fee and costs for inspection. What would follow is frequent check ups which would not cost a fortune.
Over time the industry has been take over by cartels some very crucial players in the industry.
The cartels consist of gangs from the stage, to a series of road blocks on the highways and presence of county Askari's manning parking spaces in town.
Before you are cleared by any of this groups, the driver or tout has to part with a fee and failure to which the matatu and driver are threatened and targeted on the roads.
They work in collaboration and sometimes police may be used to intimidate the victim.
At the close of business some drivers end up delivering peanuts to the owner of the vehicle. The industry presently is hardly appetizing and for that matter a good number of investors and pulling out their matatus from routes.
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