The bigger percentage of Kenyans travel by road and there are many things that they go through in their journeys.
We are all facing challenges and we think the government isn’t doing much to help in situations that we undergo, that is why if you just ay “aki hii Kenya” in a matatu, you will have a flowing conversation till home because of the answers from passengers seated next to you.
Conversations can be good and engaging when traveling a long distance like from Nairobi to Mombasa or Kisumu and other long travels unlike in the streets of the city.
When you get into a matatu, do you greet someone you are next to? For some men, they always talk to ladies and at the end of it all try to get a number.
Do you guys say hi to the person sitting next to you in a matatu especially when travelling for long distances?
Ama Kama uko na bundles/earphones everything is okay?
— Naom Kemunto🇰🇪 (@NaomKemunto5) July 17, 2019
Here are some of the replies from netizens who have encountered in PSVs.
Ndio anipatie biscuits laced with ile dawa inawekwa nyama za supermarkets?
— Wamunyota (@wamunyotah1) July 17, 2019
For this, some have the tendency to give you what they eat without even talking to you. What about those who don’t want to talk to you and they would like to sit at the side of the window so they can vomit?
I do say hi na ninajipa shughuli lakini kama ni msupa I will go beyond hi to "hii weather.."😂
— Plabs George (@PlabsGeorge) July 17, 2019
But some people do really have good intentions with their conversations that when they leave you are like “damn, kungekuwa na watu wengi kama huyu hii Kenya.”
There was a time I was going to town early in the morning,a guy sits next to me,says hi halafu akishuka (Ngara)akaniambia good day,and to say the truth my day was really good,soft skills are very important,I need to learn how to use them
— Feith Mimie (@feith_mimie) July 18, 2019
Salamu muhimu,nilisalimia madam mmoja akanilenga giong to MBS from nai,nikamwogelesha aftr that kastop tususu akanilenga wakati tulifika alishukia mariakani na simu akasahau simu kwa kiti,nikamuita akaenda,am using that HTC sasa.. pic.twitter.com/kav2bcQWTi
— Samsudi (@Samsudi57065961) July 17, 2019
However, this is different from ladies in Nairobi, where they practice ‘classism’ and will not respond to your greetings.
Nimesalamia kaslay queen kengine hapa kwa Embasava sahizi Ile jicho nimepewa then kushuka ananiuliza imenti house iko side gani nimemshow ateremke hadi muthurwa 😂😂
— Nelson Avugwi (@NAvugwi) July 18, 2019
Do you enjoy conversations in PSV’s and what have you encountered so far in a matatu?