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|Title: ||The Struggle for Regulatory and Economic Sphere of Influence in the Matatu Means of Transport in Kenya: A Stakeholder Analysis|
|Authors: ||Khayesi, Meleckidzedeck|
|Issue Date: ||1999|
|Citation: ||International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport – 1999 - Cape Town, South Africa – Thredbo 6|
|Series/Report no.: ||Thredbo|
|Abstract: ||The matatu is a small-scale public means of transport in Kenya. This paper analyses the
struggle for regulatory and economic sphere of influence in the matatu means of transport in Kenya.
The main finding in this paper is that the origin and growth of the matatu in Kenya has brought to the
fore contending economic interests as well as the scramble for political influence, dominance and
subordination. These contending interests arise due to an array of individuals, groups and businesses
that are linked to the matatu. The realization of these interests affects the running of the matatu
business as reflected in escalating costs, violence, risk of road traffic accidents and poor terms of
service for workers. The conclusion in this paper is that the future of the matatu in Kenya will be
affected as long as the business continues to straddle the economic, social and political spheres.|
|Description: ||Theme 3|
|Rights and Permissions: ||Copyright the University of Sydney|
|Type of Work: ||Conference paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Thredbo 6|
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