Search
Close this search box.
advert

Speculations that People Have About Matatus that Have Graffiti

Graffiti is a way of communicating and a way of expressing what one feels in the moment. It is both an art and a functional thing that can warn people of something or inform people of something. However, graffiti to some people is a form of art, but to some it is a form of vandalism.

advert
Speculations that People Have About Matatus that Have Graffiti.
Photo/Courtesy. Speculations that People Have About Matatus that Have Graffiti.

Kenya’s matatu drivers have eagerly embraced graffiti as a canvas for vibrant messages. These moving works of art showcase phrases like “Superstar!” in bold, fiery letters, alongside declarations like “God’s Gift,” “Octopizzo,” or “Calgrave Jokers.” Amidst these, some matatus even exalt spirituality, adorning themselves with Bible verses and symbols.

However, the colorful narrative conveyed by these matatus conceals undercurrents of skepticism and speculation. Some concerns include:

Safety Apprehensions

A prevailing unease revolves around passenger safety. Rumors of passengers being drugged and robbed within these matatus have been heard a lot. Conversations with older individuals frequently recount such incidents making them avoid these matatus. On the other hand, the younger generation prefer this means of transport because of the thrill it gives them.

Read Also:What People Deal with when Using Kenyan Matatus

Playing loud music

Another speculation that people have is that these matatus play loud hard music. Therefore, most people avoid these matatus due to headaches and ear disturbance that comes after alighting from the matatu.

Another common conjecture relates to the auditory landscape within these matatus. Many associate these vehicles with blaring, harsh music that can result in discomforting headaches post-travel. The origin of this speculation holds some weight, as several matatus are equipped with screens and speakers, transforming their interiors into chambers of resonating sound upon activation.

Speculations that People Have About Matatus that Have Graffiti.
Photo/Courtesy. Speculations that People Have About Matatus that Have Graffiti.

Somehow this speculation is true because some of these matatus have screens and speakers everywhere, therefore when turned on it becomes a nuisance.

However, some of these matatus have been playing gospel music. The choice of music depends on the time of the day. Most matatus play gospel music in the morning while people are going to work.

This unexpected musical choice adds an ironic twist to the narrative. Initial reservations upon entering these matatus dissolve into relief as the once-dreaded cacophony is replaced by soothing, soulful gospel melodies. The vibrant graffiti is a symbolic of self-expression and public perception that creates a vivid style where vibrant artistry intertwine with the cautious perspectives of an observant audience.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel at Switch TV

advert
advert

Get the latest and greatest stories delivered straight to your phone. Subscribe to our Telegram channel today!

advert
Popular Post

You cannot copy content of this page