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LIFE BY LOUIS: The drama of taking a matatu to Matimbei - 6 days ago, 07:54

Louis Muiruri

Although Matimbei is barely 70km from Nairobi, you need to start the journey at dawn.

Sometimes it feels like one is travelling to Malaba, which is hundreds of kilometres away.

The first part of the journey is the easiest one.

The only hurdle is tracing your way to our matatu terminus that is located along Race Course Road.

This is the part of town where ownership of your personal property like a phone or wallet is likely to change without any contractual agreement.

I learned to mitigate this risk while in college. Even though I did not have much to lose those days, the little I had at stake was precious to me.

STUDENT ALLOWANCE

We used to get our student allowance at the beginning of the semester.

To ensure that you arrived at the college hostels with your allowance intact, you had to tuck in your wallet into the ...
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