Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has supported playing music in matatus to entertain passengers and using graffiti to decorate the vehicles.
Johnson Sakaja says loud music in matatus and graffiti are part of Nairobi’s culture.
Speaking during a consultative meeting with stakeholders in the Matatu business, the county boss said the graffiti and the music are part of Nairobi culture.
“Na hii mambo ati graffiti na mziki kwa matatu ati wanasema ni mbaya, hio ni ufala ya zamani sana (They are saying graffiti and matatu music is bad, that is just in the past).” said Sakaja.
Sakaja argued that passengers should board a matatu that suits them. For instance, those who are opposed to loud music to board matatus that don’t play music.
“Kama mtu anataka matatu haina mziki, angoje aingie hile haina mziki, na kama mtu anataka hile iko na mziki basi aingie. (If someone wants to board a matatu without music, then they should wait for one and if a matatu with music excites you, then so be it),” the politician added.