icmiist – A Photographic Journey of the The Nairobi Cyclist

A Photographic display of the experiences of Cyclists along Ring Road Kilimani and its environs. Images portray contests for space with other road users including pedestrians, motor cyclists and drivers. The element of poor infrastructure also emerges as well as lack of safety gear by cyclists. Pics by Msingi Sasis, Research by icmiist team  (Implementing … Continue reading icmiist – A Photographic Journey of the The Nairobi Cyclist

‘OTHERWISE?’ EPISODE 77: THE PROBLEM WITH OUR ROADS

On Monday, 12th November, 2018, commuters woke up to a matatu “strike” that saw fares rise to almost double (or even triple) what they normally are. The cause of the strike? The government’s declaration that it would once again begin enforcing the “Michuki Rules” commencing that day. Many were left stranded as matatus were pulled … Continue reading ‘OTHERWISE?’ EPISODE 77: THE PROBLEM WITH OUR ROADS

#TheNairobiWeWant: 6 Things we Hate about Matatu’s

 1. ‘Wawili beba waraka’ When you hear those words, which roughly translates to ‘two more people and we are off,’ don’t assume that the matatu requires two people to fill up. It probably requires three or four more people, and in some cases, it may have two ‘pigaseti’ (people who sit inside the vehicle to give the … Continue reading #TheNairobiWeWant: 6 Things we Hate about Matatu’s