Welcome to Matwana
Matwana Matatu Culture seeks to Promote, Preserve & Showcase the Matatu industry. We Celebrate this Means of Transport through Art, Music, People & Culture. Our main focus is to Re-brand and Build value in the Matatu Industry.
The Matatu Industry is not only one of the biggest informal sectors in Kenya but also the main means of getting people from one point to the other. Matatus are easily found in reasonably sized cities and towns that have plenty of services covering every major road and suburb ready to serve millions of people everyday.
The use of Matatus in Kenya started in the early 1950’s. After Kenya gained independence in 1963, there was a major rural-urban migration in search of employment. The people then were too poor to afford daily transport to and from the cities prompting mini-bus taxis to start offering this service at a cost.