Nairobi is known for its diverse matatu culture. You’ll find several types of makangas in these matatus and their presence makes your journey to and from town exciting or annoying.
Here are the most common types of makangas
- Makanga wa majibu: He’s the poster-boy for ‘comebacks’. Ask him a genuine question and he’ll hit you with an annoying answer. For example, (You: Hii gari haina watu?
Him: Kwani hao wawili wenye wamekaa ndani ni ngombe?) .
- The ‘change’ thief: Probably the most anger-inducing type of makanga. He won’t give you back your balance unless you ask for it about two or three times.
They also place a guy outside to announce something like “Gari ni 80 bob tao” but once you are inside, the fare suddenly gets pregnant with 20 bob and becomes 100
- Makanga fisi: He allows some ladies to ride on the matatu without paying fare. He does this with the intention of banging them and trust me….such makangas bang plenty of chicks.
The makanga fisi’s mostly victims consist of naïve college girls and broke hood girls.