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Transport in Nairobi series part 2/3 - Can cards replace cash on Nairobi's matatus?

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A makanga collects money from passengers on one of Nairobi's matatus. Many of those working in Kenya's matatu industry are skeptical about switching from cash to an electrionic card.
A makanga collects money from passengers on one of Nairobi's matatus. Many of those working in Kenya's matatu industry are skeptical about switching from cash to an electrionic card. Brenna Daldorph

The most noticeable vehicles on Nairobi streets are, without a doubt, the colourful matatu buses. As part of a three-part series on transportation in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, RFI's Brenna Daldorph checked out how some matatu owners and government officials are trying to launch a new electronic card and why it may not work.