Public transit in Kenya is largely an unregulated system of privately owned mini-buses, called Matatus. These mini buses pick up as many passengers as possible and compete fiercely for passengers. They run routes in cities or between cities and are a common site everywhere in Kenya.
This video, prepared by the New York Times, is a great snapshot of life on the Kenyan street. The children we sponsor are familiar with these buses, the dirt roads, the market stands, the corruption, and the questionable names. It’s a fantastic demonstration of how a different culture operates.