Why Google Is So Interested In Kenya's Transit System

The thousands of graphics-covered minibuses called matatus that zip through Nairobi make up one of the largest (and liveliest) informal transportation systems in the world. This unregulated—some might say renegade—transit keeps the city moving rather efficiently, and, until recently, was an all-cash business. Until… » 7/17/14 4:44pm 7/17/14 4:44pm

9 Transportation-Related Jobs That Only Exist In Certain Cultures

Would you get paid to act as a third passenger in a vehicle so the car could drive into a congestion-restricted area? How about signing up to pack people into crowded subway cars? Dress up as a zebra and walk the streets, preventing cars from running red lights? » 4/21/14 4:07pm 4/21/14 4:07pm

Worst Firefighters Ever May Have Looted Nairobi Airport During Blaze

In the aftermath of a massive fire that gutted the main hall of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday, officials are investigating whether the airport was looted by first responders. Worst firefighters ever? Maybe. » 8/08/13 2:26pm 8/08/13 2:26pm

This Simple New Car Costs Just $6,000 And Carries Eight Passengers

The cars that tend to interest me the most right now are at the extreme low end of the spectrum. Whatever the opposite of supercars are— üntercars, or something. » 9/24/12 2:00pm 9/24/12 2:00pm

Meet the Kenyan man who built an airplane in his front yard

Gabriel Nderitu, an I.T. specialist in Kenya, spent six months researching aircraft on the Internet and a year building this airplane in his front yard. His dream of flying won't die even if reality — and Kenyan authorities — are keeping him grounded. » 3/06/11 7:30pm 3/06/11 7:30pm

The Classic Car Club of Kenya!

We know that Homo habilis and Homo erectus hung out in Kenya back in the day, but we had no idea the country supported a collection of vintage car enthusiasts. We ran across this gallery from their 2000 Concours d'Elegance, and while the variety of the iron tends to be a little more econo than what one would see at… » 3/01/07 6:45pm 3/01/07 6:45pm

Let's Party While the Children Starve!

About 60% of Kenya's 32 million people live on under a dollar a day. Meanwhile, between January, 2003 and September, 2004, the government has purchased: 57 Mercedes Benz luxury sedans and sport utility vehicles, 42 Land Cruisers and three Range Rovers. There's other stuff in there, too, but it's generally lower-end… » 1/31/06 8:48pm 1/31/06 8:48pm