Created 19-Jun-11
Modified 26-May-14
14 photos
Transportation in Kenya comes in various forms. From the mundane to the hilarious. Matatus (small buses or mini-buses) are operated by individuals, within and from town to town, while large Coaches transport nationwide.
Bicycle Taxis (motorcycles) are becoming more common. When they break down, as invariably they do, both the driver and passenger will push them to a workshop!
Donkeys play a big part in getting food to market - as do pedal cycles!

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Buses
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Bicycle, bus, coach, cycle, donkey, lorry, matatu, motorcycle, transport, transportation

It's a fair cop..! Most Police Officers in Kenya carry guns - and you don't argue with them. Although, I have to say, that, having had many conversations with them, they are Human Beings. Like you,

It's a fair cop..!  Most Police Officers in Kenya carry guns - and you don't argue with them.  Although, I have to say, that, having had many conversations with them, they are Human Beings.  Like you,

The School Bus

The School Bus

Hey! Wait For Me! We didn't wait to see where he would fit onto this already overcrowded, unlicensed 'Matatu' (bus).

Hey!  Wait For Me!  We didn't wait to see where he would fit onto this already overcrowded, unlicensed 'Matatu' (bus).

One up from having a bicycle, two up from having a donkey - and two up on a motorbike (you work it out!). This is a fairly common sight in a more affluent Kenya. No crash helmets tho'!

One up from having a bicycle, two up from having a donkey - and two up on a motorbike (you work it out!).  This is a fairly common sight in a more affluent Kenya.  No crash helmets tho'!

Donkey Trailer with Water Carrier

Donkey Trailer with Water Carrier

Human Water Carrier

Human Water Carrier

Wood Carrier on Bicycle

Wood Carrier on Bicycle

Charcoal Carrier and Bicycle

Charcoal Carrier and Bicycle

A People Carrier. Two Donkeys will pull this cart, fully laden, all day....

A People Carrier.  Two Donkeys will pull this cart, fully laden, all day....

A Kenya Matatu - A People Carrier or Bus (very cheap to ride in!)

A Kenya Matatu - A People Carrier or Bus (very cheap to ride in!)

Grass for Thatching - note the 'spare' Donkey?

Grass for Thatching - note the 'spare' Donkey?

Two Cyclists, Pushing A Lorry Up A Hill....

Two Cyclists, Pushing A Lorry Up A Hill....

Donkeys & Trap

A Cruel Kenyan, Whipping his Overladen Donkeys.

Donkey & Trap

A form of Kenya Transport, a Donkey and trap, loaded with heavy tin barrels and male driver.