Kenyans are lovely people, that we can all agree, but on the other hand we do have those peculiar habits especially when in public spaces.
At times just the though of using matatu’s for your daily commute is a nightmare to many. Everyone at some point has prayed to own a car so as to escape the matatu madness. Below we check out some of the annoying habits Kenyans should ditch in 2017.
1. Playing And Listening To Loud Music On Your Phone
We all know that you have a nice phone, maybe even the latest model in the market, but that does not justify you playing loud music on your phone. After all the matatu already has music and in case you don’t like it, just wait until you get home and play whatever interests you.
2. Removing Shoes
There is nothing more annoying that being cramped in a space, and having to put up with another passengers smelly feet in a matatu after a long day at work. It throws away all the good work that the trees around us are doing to give fresh air, so dude incase you want to remove your shoes, forget it.
3. Shouting Over The Phone
What happened to keeping secrets? Kenyans are so bad when it comes to having decent conversation over the phone. Many times you will hear a woman or man discuss such personal matters that leaves you cringing. What’s worse is when you can literally hear the caller because of those cheap phones that make someone seem to be on the speaker phone.
4. Starting Unnecessary Conversations
After a long tiring day all one wants is a quiet ride home, but most Kenyans have a tendency of forcing conversation even if you don’t respond.They will even go to an extent of asking all the wrong questions from whether you are married, do you have kids or even where you live. The next time you notice the person next to you does not want to talk, just let them be.
Kenyans have a bad habit of turning our matatus into dining rooms. From groundnuts to samosas, fries and you find all sorts of food being eaten in a matatu. The worst thing is that with all this crazy smells around some passengers insist on keeping the windows shut.
6. Indecent Contact
some perverts will find ways to have body contact. some male passengers will try to touch you at any given chance. Some go to an extent of rubbing their legs on you, intentionally rubbing your boobs or even rubbing their erection on you in case you are standing. Eeeew! Ladies the next time someone does that to you just smack their face.
We have all been victims of a farting incidence in a matatu. Some people seem to let off gas and then pretend they didn’t do it. It is so toxic that it could give one a stomach upset. After all what do you expect from all this combinations of food eaten throughout the day.The next time you are in a matatu please open your window otherwise we might find you dead and gone
8. Reading Peoples Texts
Kenyans work better than the FBI, CIS and NIS combined,They are so nosy and want to see anything and everything. It is not uncommon to see a passenger craning their neck so that they can see what the other person is writing.To make matters worse, some of them do it while breathing so hard around your neck you would even be forgiven for thinking they are about to have a heart attack.