Nairobi traffic is notorious and collisions between cars are common. As a result, at night the roads glisten with glass crystals from all the broken windscreens, a kind of urban jewel, forced into existence by the pressures of the city.
Matatus, the minibuses of Nairobi, are notorious for reckless driving and are often blamed for these crashes. At the same time, they play a key part in shaping an urban identity in terms of design, style, and language. .