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Graffiti Taxi
Nairobi's colourful 'matatus' are central to the city's culture.
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2011 09:07

Filmmaker: Kath Hearn

A common sight in the bustling city of Nairobi, Kenya's capital, are the colourful local taxis "matatus". Each has its own, often graffiti-based design.

Kenyans have painted unique designs on the vehicles since time immemorial and it represents a significant part of the local culture.

We meet some of the matatu designers and discover how "pimping up" taxis can be a profitable business. 

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