Matwana Culture! Here are the 8 types of touts you are likely to find in Nairobi

With thousands of matatus operating in the city, there are some characteristics or rather types of matatu touts (makangas) who work in this industry and below is the list.

  1. Mafisi Sacco

Nothing in a skirt can pass them. They will always call you sweet names such as honey, my love, madam, size yangu just to get your attention.

2. Kind-hearted

Despite the notion that most touts are inhumane, arrogant and unkind people, there are those who are actually good. We’ve heard stories about humble and well-mannered touts who return valuables and money that passengers forget in matatus.

3. Roho safi

They are heaven sent. These lot help the disabled, elderly, pregnant women and any other person suffering from other conditions. They are the unsung heroes. It’s high time the government starts rewarding such people.

4. Thieves

Those who run away with customers change pretending they don’t have change.

5. Rude and abusive 

No one ever wishes to meet such. They are inhuman, cruel and are associated with all bad things. From abusing passengers to calling them all sorts of names, most matatu touts are believed to have originated from hell.

6. The untidy ones

They are a turn-off. They stink and this makes it uncomfortable for passengers on board. Ogeni priss!

 7. Those who collaborate with thieves to steal from passengers
Most of the cases where passengers are robbed on board, touts are always involved. They protect thieves.
8. The cute and tidy
Not all the matatu touts stink like rotten garbage. There is quite a number who observe cleanliness. They are always clean from morning to evening and love their job. It’s hard to receive negative comments about such touts. Kudos!

This Mzungu female makanga is a fashionista in the making (Photos)

Lucia Murotto, the female mzungu makanga is one of a  kind.

Lucia Murotto

The kind-hearted makanga, who works with Smoke city matatu Sacco, has won the hearts of many commuters especially those who ply the CBD – Kitengela route.

Just like many who treasure their jobs, the mzungu makanga loves her job and recently she revealed that it pays handsomely.

“THE PAY IS GOOD.I MAKE SH2,500 PER DAY DURING LOW SEASONS BUT EVEN SH3,000 ON BETTER DAYS,” LUCIA SAID during an interview with Mathree Magazine.

Well, a photo of the mzungu makanga looking gorgeous in her work uniform has surfaced and she looks absolutely great!

Here is the photo

Mzungu makanga
Lucia Murotto

Doesn’t she look lovely?

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Kenyans express outrage after video of man beating matatu tout goes viral

A video shared online showing a drunk matatu tout getting a beating for being drunk has gone viral.

In the video, the man beating the tout has been identified as the Kayole Forward Travelers Chairman and can be heard bitterly complaining about the drunk tout, before proceeding to discipline him.

Online users are debating if he did the right thing by beating him.

Ouch! Matatu Tout Gets a Thorough BEATING From His Supervisor For Showing Up To Work Super DRUNK (VIDEO)

A Facebook user by the name Collins Jokello shared the video asking: What if you found him doing this to your only blood brother? This is not fair aki

Here are responses to the viral video. Plus you can watch the post below, after the comments.

Chemosit Monsta what if the guy was the driver and found drunk? there are two sides to this.

Ngore Antony Disciplinary action yao kama ni kichapo wangenunua nyaunyo si mshipi, the guy hafeel Ata anaskia kama ni massage 💆

George Muigai Hii ni mungiki n belongs to jail if not hell na tumbo kubwa kubwa
Nar Ugenya Huyo mtu ni mjinga siafute Job kwani mtoto wa nani anachapa hivo.TUMBO KUMBWA
Bico Steve disturbing
Paul Sewe Philip you should do more get this guy pro bono legal assistance from our party we stand for justice.
Karim Naku Arreat this guy!
Biggy King Robert Murachi, hii works ni ngumu… Waaaaaaah!
Johnson Braun Discipline? This is wrong.
Tony Asingo Starehe ni ya mtu kwani weewe ni mungu na kazi yako bullll
Sirima Italanyi Ata jamaa inampiga iko na katumbo kiasi nkt
Festus Mulei He should have just handed him over to the police instead of flogging him like a thief.