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How powerful cartels ruined Nairobi's transport sector

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  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 7 ต.ค. 2017
  • Nairobi was once considered one of Africa's most orderly cities. With booming manufacturing, housing and transport sectors, the city had bright horizons after the 1963 Independence. But as the 1970′s rolled in, the marriage of Big Business and Big Government overtook Nairobi. Central planners in government needed the powerful corporations.The marriage worked well for the politicians and for their corporate cronies, but Nairobi itself entered a decades - long decline. We look at Kenya's stinging public transport sector and how Nairobi got here.
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ความคิดเห็น • 135

  • @AliClay
    @AliClay 6 ปีที่แล้ว +27

    This is what happens when vital a public sector is left to private business with little or not control from the government. A whole nation is clogged in endless jams.

  • @rmboch
    @rmboch 6 ปีที่แล้ว +17

    I miss when u'd notice the jacaranda trees shedding in Woodley, Ngara, beautiful roof tiles in BuruBuru. Ncc used to clean the streets at night and garbage was collected by kamero, KBS used to run on schedule, wed connect buses from one end to the other in less than an hour

  • @ndondiafrika249
    @ndondiafrika249 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Mohinder Dhillon and Bruce Odhiambo have so far passed on without seeing the transformation. RIP to both of them

  • @DouglasOdhiambo
    @DouglasOdhiambo 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    How come no actual experts were interviewed for this report? Engineers, city planners and all? Why are we talking to former students from Paris? This report is just as inefficient as the city of Nairobi.

    • @andrewmosiere5032
      @andrewmosiere5032 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      I thought so. Where are the powerful cartels that headline states

  • @filanike5772
    @filanike5772 6 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    Nairobi is overpopulated the construction of other cities such as Konza city and improvement of other existing cities will reduce this because more companies will open up in big modern cities eventually leading people to those cities from Nairobi

  • @thuraku
    @thuraku 6 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    They need to embrace the light rail system such as the Gautrain in South Africa. Then do transit buses in between.

  • @shizma7917
    @shizma7917 6 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    interesting to know how and when the maddness began. Avery well combined piece here. educative too. Hope someone is taking notes.

  • @victorochanda9154
    @victorochanda9154 6 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    The national government should move to Isiolo City and leave Nairobi as the financial and cultural hub of the region. Win win situation right there.

    • @solutions36512
      @solutions36512 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      I totally agree.

    • @gilbertojode5073
      @gilbertojode5073 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      They should move to marsabit

    • @JZ-hh3ve
      @JZ-hh3ve 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Plot twist, the whole government is controlled by Carter. So they have say over government.

  • @tonymerc4173
    @tonymerc4173 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Spot on it's so sad as a Kenyan to see how far back we've fallen I always have the sense we may never recover as a country but maybe someday we will

  • @otkk2022
    @otkk2022 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Wow,,,this is very educational...and these people how they speak with passion,,just amaizing..sounds like this city was a good place but i cant relate..I was born in the 21centuary😂😂😂.

  • @HubasaFamily254
    @HubasaFamily254 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Pride is zero in Kenya i support the idea...

  • @michaelopere5424
    @michaelopere5424 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    May you R.I.P Bwana Bruce Odhiambo.

  • @markcreatives8375
    @markcreatives8375 6 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    thanks for this report Enoch. let them start by learning how to use traffic lights. the police is a huge part of the problem you didn't cover here.

  • @susanapollo284
    @susanapollo284 5 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Lets be sincere. It all happened during moi era when he treated Nairobi and the whole country like a foreign land that he cared less about. Thats when the dumping of garbage in the city started

    • @kennirochok5067
      @kennirochok5067 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      But does it mean we cant change it

  • @mentuhotepii2641
    @mentuhotepii2641 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    TANO TERROR! Jubilee Government at work! 👏👏👏

    • @johnmbugua4923
      @johnmbugua4923 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      MENTUHOTEP WEWE UMEKWAMA KWA JUBILEE TAFUTA CHAMA INGINE

  • @adaabrada8769
    @adaabrada8769 6 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    sonkos nairobi is worse,hawkers everywhere

  • @kevinknox1839
    @kevinknox1839 6 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    Government should move to another town and start over again.

    • @brianmugo9341
      @brianmugo9341 6 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Isiolo would be a good place to start.

  • @nelsonmoreka6929
    @nelsonmoreka6929 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Africa is trying to be what it was never meant to be. "Let's do like Europe,US, Singapore" ridiculous

  • @mwendapoleee
    @mwendapoleee 6 ปีที่แล้ว

    The noise is just out of this world!remember taking a bus to the airport must have been around '99

  • @kariuki6644
    @kariuki6644 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    It makes me bitter to see how far the city fell

  • @osmannassir1515
    @osmannassir1515 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    You can't expect something better if you're electing people like Sonko

  • @ghetto4na
    @ghetto4na 6 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    And then Kikuyu corruption took hold, and shit went out of control. This is a verified fact.

    • @erickwainaina5708
      @erickwainaina5708 6 ปีที่แล้ว

      kikuyu,kikuyu,kikuyu,bra,bra,bra nk

    • @mura5615
      @mura5615 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@erickwainaina5708 the best times of nairobi was under mayor margaret kenyatta,charles rubia ,and isac lugonzo so check downfall after 1978 who was leader in kenya

  • @mickyjagah
    @mickyjagah 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Nairobi covers a very small area of land. Majority of it going to slum areas, military, paramilitary and police installation. Why can't we move these installations to other areas and expand the infrastructure there?

  • @nicholas2890
    @nicholas2890 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Nairobi was not designed for the 21st century and beyond. Blaming the matatus and the 'cartels' is not the answer. We need new regulations and policies

  • @eli4727
    @eli4727 6 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    the indian guy says nationalism is Zero in kenya and i kinda agree. It was not untill i left kenya that i started developing that deep attachment an dlove for kenya. What do we do people?

    • @AnalystTosh
      @AnalystTosh 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      We have tribalism instead of Nationalism.. Tribalism is not even practiced for the betterment of the tribesmen, just a tribesman

  • @africansubscriber4530
    @africansubscriber4530 6 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    As long as its the current government and its future plans Nairobi wont find sanity

  • @MrCharlesmabiru
    @MrCharlesmabiru 5 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    The title is "How powerful cartels ruined Nairobi's transport sector". No mention of cartels. Don't allude. State in no uncertain terms otherwise you run the risk of being called lazy.

    • @cars9969
      @cars9969 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      Charles Mabiru true

    • @jayaseto
      @jayaseto 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      They just complaining of overcrowding without stating what’s the cause behind

    • @bradpetez
      @bradpetez 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      The matatus are the cartels. The government let them take over the organized transport system which went on to be riddled with corruption and collapsed

  • @swalehelshabiby5915
    @swalehelshabiby5915 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Remember Kenya Bus Service.

  • @victorriwa6547
    @victorriwa6547 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Am kenyan, but we are just poor on everything, policies, infrastructure , the system ain't for kenyans

    • @jamoni2410
      @jamoni2410 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      victor riwa that is right, the country is rich but the people are poor.

    • @SW-pc9ye
      @SW-pc9ye 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      The hidden ENEMY over the governmental PUPPETS are corrupt and cause chaos to propagandize TO THE WORLD THAT AFRICA IS INFANTILE!

    • @tonymerc4173
      @tonymerc4173 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Not really it used to be the same in Nairobi in the 60s as they say as was in paris n london I actually have a lot of ffotage of nairobi in al the decades from the 50s through to the 80s it doesn't cost as much as one would think we had very good policies infrastructure and systems heel back then we Kenyans were desciplined patriotic and humane but just like in the beginning it's explainned it started going down the shitter once the planners and business started working inconjunction to each other. I wish you could even see the pictures of Nairobi even as late as 82' it was a different place an amazing place

  • @johnsadiki2657
    @johnsadiki2657 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Too much rural to urban migration. These are the results, slums, traffic jams

  • @THISIS4REALTHO
    @THISIS4REALTHO 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Remove matatus & kiosks then Nairobi will be reborn again.

  • @David-be7rv
    @David-be7rv 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    This madness is responsible for the growth and wealth creation of many Kenyans and we can't go back to an era of monopolies where we have a few people owning Kenya

  • @bonkioko5219
    @bonkioko5219 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    population has grown leaving Nairobi as squeezed city. gvt needs to relocate some of its facilities to pave way for businesses. like Nairobi park, animals can be relocated to mara, amboseli and other parks since they are facing pollution and interference

  • @shimronnetia
    @shimronnetia 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    we need more than scheduled busses, we need proper infrastructure

  • @Temboz
    @Temboz 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Nairobi used to be good in the 80s.

  • @josephkenga5627
    @josephkenga5627 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    The same like Mombasa and the Coastal as a whole; there was time public transport was in order Buses from Mombasa to Lamu or the other way round were with time limit and exactly time of departure were very monitored by the authorities: the governance was good; from subchief, chief,administrative; I remember in the Coast during and before 1970; vagabond ppl were arrested and returned back to their area chiefs: ( vagarant ) it was a good governance, Adminstration police were attached to sub locations and locations under sub chiefs; chiefs,DO‘s,DC‘s,. Federal way of governance; Mombasa was clean;

  • @sfa-voiceofafrica
    @sfa-voiceofafrica 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    I see the common trend. Things went started going down when MOI took over proper.

  • @itisha254
    @itisha254 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    This is lots of "Theory" the matatu industry true story can only be told from the point of the matatu cartels that blocked the implementation of the cashless systems and International Labour Organisation initiatives.

  • @SuperMartolo
    @SuperMartolo 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    A country where the government has no control of the transport sector.....what happened to the ones famous Nyayo buses during the 60's......effects of 24 years dictatorship

  • @cindyvirgo9281
    @cindyvirgo9281 6 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Organisation of matatu is urgently needed. They can use outskirts of Nairobi to avoid Congestion.

  • @williamkiarie3581
    @williamkiarie3581 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Theory mingi plus politics equals to drama and corruption

  • @cindyvirgo9281
    @cindyvirgo9281 6 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Population in Kenya cannot allow Kenya to be how it was in the 1970s. People are buying cars everyday unlike before. Villagers are moving to the city unlike before. Everyone is now trying business unlike before. Drivers and padestrians have no road discipline. That discipline should be athered to first by the help of good police traffic

    • @cars9969
      @cars9969 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      Cindy Virgo true bro.

  • @estherquin4196
    @estherquin4196 6 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    So is this an issue with regime change or is it simply population increase and urban-rural migration?

    • @AnalystTosh
      @AnalystTosh 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Neither.... We just not yet well evolved as human beings... We have slum like mentality and so we turn everything we touch into a slum

  • @georgeogola6563
    @georgeogola6563 6 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Organised public transport was killed in 2004. That's when problems set in

    • @rmboch
      @rmboch 6 ปีที่แล้ว

      Nairobi has lost its Class as a world City. We need stricter penalties on both pedestrians and drivers. Boda bodas are a menace gliding in between lanes and pedestrians..... Traffic lights hv no meaning....

    • @AnalystTosh
      @AnalystTosh 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      2004? I want to think it's way before that. from the clip you can see the chaos were legalized by Snr Kenyatta..Then Kibaki added some spice to the broth by zero taxing motorbikes

  • @beatricechelagat3431
    @beatricechelagat3431 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Title don't match the content!!......

  • @sinonpeter8581
    @sinonpeter8581 6 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Its our city we cannot judge it,live in it or leave to Belgium

    • @mwendapoleee
      @mwendapoleee 6 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Sinon Peter resignation will not help, be realistic I wud rather fly over.or come in the midle of the nite and leave early!

    • @rgouz2056
      @rgouz2056 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      I geuss you are one of those who come to Nairobi for a better Life, Your Opinion about Nairobi is really Poor Nairobi 20 Years ago was really a Nice city KBS oparating all over the city. and there were Also driving to a well Timed Schedule, You could choose at what time you want to peak up the Bus from A-B. its not like this Horror Matatus which are every where any time.

    • @agarjakendu
      @agarjakendu 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      Nyinyi ndio washenzi mmetoka ocha mmeleta hiyo ushenzi to Nairobi ati your city.

    • @bradpetez
      @bradpetez 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      How can someone be so stupid to support the chaos that is Nairobi transport, very myopic and lacking in vision for anything

  • @caffasoodera5126
    @caffasoodera5126 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Dem wa paris amejionea mambo akirudi home ........ ata amekua mweusi ...hehehe.....enyewe transport system yetu is trash ....

  • @jeffchurum1431
    @jeffchurum1431 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    You should have all listened to Kibaki decongesting Nairobi by building an entire mordern city, Konza City then Nairobians and other Kenyans will learn from Konza assimilate and implement!!

  • @purple4463
    @purple4463 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is a sad story. No order or organization. The government needs to take control. All the people and traffic in disorderly chaotic mix. I think an organized bus system should be re-established, and all matatus eliminated. Otherwise this chaos will continue. Everywhere you look is matatus all very chaotic.

  • @mura5615
    @mura5615 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    nairobi needs buses ,rails and a beltway around nairobi to enable exit and entry of traffic in orderly way.the offices of government need to be decentralised out to the satellite cities to decongest

  • @gilbertojode5073
    @gilbertojode5073 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    ...city under the sun.... Corruption levels has pushed things south

  • @AliClay
    @AliClay 6 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Shows how Africa is getting worse while the rest of the world moves ahead.

  • @rushokim
    @rushokim 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Ban matatu from the city to the outskirts

  • @beyondprescription
    @beyondprescription 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I think there are bus stops in the cbd that are best managed than Githurai 45...reasons,no 14seaters and that's the only reason githu guys have problems once left cbd and githu...the other world is the peoplem

  • @shaabanshaaban3002
    @shaabanshaaban3002 6 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Pole pole tutafika. Rome wan't built in a day

    • @mwendapoleee
      @mwendapoleee 6 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Shaaban Shaaban meanwhile we are loosing millions ppl spending 2hrs or more to work in other cities a matter of 30mins maximum.

    • @localdjwithcollins7445
      @localdjwithcollins7445 5 ปีที่แล้ว

      But was well planned

    • @briancheruiyot9011
      @briancheruiyot9011 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      shenzi wewe

  • @osharq1803
    @osharq1803 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    life was good back then no masks

  • @didawago3868
    @didawago3868 6 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    nairobi-sauti sol

  • @maverick6775
    @maverick6775 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Comparing Mathare to Paris lmao

  • @ashachecheo9619
    @ashachecheo9619 6 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    Well spoken.but the world is growing things will never be the same , i think due to economic challenges and the high cost of living makes our capital city to be very busy most of kenyans go to Nairobi to look for better living

    • @e.crabtree4313
      @e.crabtree4313 6 ปีที่แล้ว

      @Asha:
      Do you think, say, if the infrastructure found in Nairobi were equally found in other cities e.g. Kisumu, Kericho, Mombasa, Eldoret, Nakuru, ...etc the congestion and draw to one city would be eliminated. It is the lack of equal distribution of resources, tribal elitism, greed, etc that has produced this condition. There used to be trash collection in residential areas, there was no theft of mail/parcels at the post office, long-distance commute was safe and reliable.

  • @johnmbugua4923
    @johnmbugua4923 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    TECHNOLOGY PLUS NEW WELL ORGANISED MINI CITIES [ TATUS, NORTHLANDS ,AND KONZAS] MINUS SIASA CHAFU WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM

  • @crazyafrica8943
    @crazyafrica8943 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Corona was the biggest chance to fix Nairobi.
    As usual we failed yet again. The chaos will be back as usual.
    A sad tell of affairs.

  • @gilbertojode5073
    @gilbertojode5073 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    The British should have held on longer

  • @fredrickmigwe1101
    @fredrickmigwe1101 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    The only solution is to kick out all these buses from cbd and the lost city will reclaim it's glory

  • @muhawanotieno
    @muhawanotieno 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    "Matatus madaness is the order of the day"

  • @andrewmosiere5032
    @andrewmosiere5032 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Nothing new here. the heading should be "The inefficient Transport system" these story has been told over and over again

  • @osmannassir1515
    @osmannassir1515 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Nationalism is ziro in kenya

  • @gitaujosphat573
    @gitaujosphat573 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Kenyans are peculiar.....rellocate town to githunguri kiambu or wherever ...plenty of space kwani lazima IEEE huko.....sewage burst, no water,no roads etc aiiii

  • @Lutherswift
    @Lutherswift 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    As long as the Kikuyus have power in Kenya, their cartels will always make Nairobi a big mess. Their cartels will not allow the building of rapid transit nor the operation of government owned buses. Kikuyu street families and hawkers will also never go away.

    • @giffinpter254
      @giffinpter254 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Wacha ukabila bana

    • @mura5615
      @mura5615 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      kenyatta left nairobi a paradise in 1978 he was a kikuyu.trace downfall of nairobi from 1978 august 22 to date

    • @Lutherswift
      @Lutherswift 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@mura5615 Kenyatta started the tribalism, land grabbing, political assassinations, high level corruption, and cover ups that we are witnessing being used now. BTW your Kikuyu brethren are about to tear down Nairobi hospital with their greed just like all institutions they touch.

  • @reubentv2948
    @reubentv2948 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    City under the dump

  • @nelsonmoreka6929
    @nelsonmoreka6929 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    I hate when people get their education abroad,never come home to better the situation and if at all they come they sit down and start narrating how , Singapore, Europe etc is Soo good but never get their hands and brains to change anything.knowlege without wisdom is a waste.

  • @ralph839
    @ralph839 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Nairobi began its journey into a continuous slum when African mayors, your usual suspects of ''teda'', froti, mbiachara took over.

  • @osmannassir1515
    @osmannassir1515 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Matatu culture must end

  • @captainianmich1814
    @captainianmich1814 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Overpopulation.

  • @shimronnetia
    @shimronnetia 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    back when Corona was not known.. no masks

  • @felixgwaro1418
    @felixgwaro1418 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    8:34..the journalist has got no socks!!!

  • @willisaustinchimano
    @willisaustinchimano 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Get matatus off the road!!!!

  • @Lutherswift
    @Lutherswift 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    A country ruled by the tano tena and the vifaranga vya kompyuta. Every 5 years ignorant, tribalistic people stream to the polls to elect the most imcompetent tribalist thugs to power then we complain when they are destroying out country.

  • @Gitohandro
    @Gitohandro 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    See what happens when the white man leaves?

    • @lindanchi5646
      @lindanchi5646 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Mwaniki... Go live with whites in their countries leave us Black, Indian, Africans of European ancestry and Arab people alone...

  • @ellyhuruko5329
    @ellyhuruko5329 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Ntv guy hana socks lol

    • @ellyhuruko5329
      @ellyhuruko5329 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      When anaingia the camera man house wah

  • @weaverbirdb9953
    @weaverbirdb9953 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    3:55 Late 80s early 90s what a lie look at the cars in those pictures

  • @rgouz2056
    @rgouz2056 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Kenyan Leaders especially those who have been Studying in Diaspora or those who are Visiting Diaspora and coming back to Kenya without any Development ideas. And no one is Planning for the next Generation. Expecting 2 lane Road system which was constructed in 60's to surve all life long. No kenyan Analysis that in 20 year the population will Grow up to surturn level. Steeling and sleeping.

  • @mentuhotepii2641
    @mentuhotepii2641 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Kenya ni nchi bure kabisa!

    • @GamerZz-yk3mf
      @GamerZz-yk3mf 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Kama mamako

    • @mentuhotepii2641
      @mentuhotepii2641 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@GamerZz-yk3mf Mamako ni mjinga kwa kukuzaa shenzi!

    • @GamerZz-yk3mf
      @GamerZz-yk3mf 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Mentuhotep II lamba lolo

    • @mentuhotepii2641
      @mentuhotepii2641 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@GamerZz-yk3mf nyonya nyoko nyoko!

  • @KK-ol5ov
    @KK-ol5ov 6 ปีที่แล้ว

    So leave a city to the people of Africa and this is what inevitability happens. Same thing in south Africa

    • @Ledamasunshine101
      @Ledamasunshine101 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Nobody left anything to Kenyans. We literally built 90% of the city our selves. Nairobi during colonial times 50s was just a small town but now it is a mega city the size of Johannesburg