Reluctant outlaw; the Aljazeera documentary.

20 May

Here; is the story as it ran on Aljazeera network in a television program called Witness.

Nairobi’s matatu drivers are generally despised and feared, but one driver dreams of beginning a new life.

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Matatu matters



5 responses to “Reluctant outlaw; the Aljazeera documentary.

  1. Sigfrido Maina

    December 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Hi James,
    i’ve just seen the video, and i was very impressed. I think people like you, who work hard in such a harsh conditions and still find the strength to share your thoughts on a blog deserve much more from this disgraced world. I wish you and your family all the best.
    Sigfrido, a mzungu from Italy

    kukaa salama na furaha

    • wambururu

      December 30, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Hi Maina, I’m happy you felt for me.

  2. Carolyn Adams

    December 31, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Dear James

    I watched your video last night and it reminded me so well of the daily struggle for so many Kenyans in trying to earn a decent living in both the rural and city areas.

    Last year I visited Arrow Web Hospital in Kayole Soweto . I have been helping Bram, the hospital project co-ordinator with fundraising and management issues. This was my first trip to Nairobi and I must confess I never took a trip on a mutatu!

    I look forward to following your blog and will certainly be really interested to read your book

    Very best wishes James to you and your family for a very happy and prosperous New Year from a mzungu in Scotland.

    Have you seen this video from a great young Kenyan on You Tube?


  3. Josie

    January 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I am in South Korea right now and i was just watching the news on aljazeera when i found your story. I absolutely love your blog. I love your character, your ambition, your principles, your dream. I am going to be saying a prayer for you every time i think of your story.But when am at home, i still love-hate the matatus.

  4. Wanja

    July 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Dear James,

    I have just watched your documentary on Aljazeera….I am greatly impressed by your story..the truth and reality that it exudes!!The matatu industry is stereotyped…but following your story to a good measure puts asunder these “assumptions”…James you are destined for higher things in life and in your writtings too!!Bless you!!



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