Matatu graffiti is what best defines the Kenyan culture
The move by NTSA to have Matatu’s remove graffiti, loud exhaust mufflers and blaring horn is ill advised, youthful nominated MP Sakaja has stated.
According to Sakaja, NTSA should embrace dialogue with all stakeholders. President Uhuru Kenyatta had last year said that Matatu graffiti creates employment among young people and should be nurtured.
Here is what Sakaja shared on his social media:
The directive by NTSA that Matatus should remove graffiti is ill advised as this is part of Nairobi Culture and Art.
The graffiti business has employed thousands of young people in the city and it is the policy of Jubilee to create employment not to render our youth jobless.
NTSA should embrace dialogue on this as some of their proposals e.g. loud exhaust mufflers and blaring horns on matatus being removed are workable.
As chair of TNA I will ensure that young people who are using their talent to earn a living are not harassed.
I spent some time yesterday with Moha of Moha Grafix Oficial Page at his garage in Eastleigh and was very impressed by his beautiful work and the fact that in his garage alone, more than 30 young people are busy at work.