In Gatundu, my home district, we used to have these vans. I recall when I was in high school, you would get into one of these “face me” and stare at the person seated opposite to you until you start thinking you know the person.
So, we named the vans “ndakuonete ku?” which loosely translates to “where have I seen you?” or in other words “you look familiar”
I thought the vans were in a museum until I went to Addis, and they overload just like the ones we used to have. I remember as a kid you had to stand and hold on the to the metal pole over your head and as for the people seated, it was hard to know which body belonged to which head.
It was nice remembering the days….
Hehe. Upper Embu is still served by these… I have experienced them. 🙂
thats funny u can look to the prsn seated oppesite mpaka u thnk u knw them hahaha……