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Matatu Entrepreneurship Performance

This chapter explores the 'so what' question by looking at what Kenya may consider doing with the matatu entrepreneurship model. The research-policy interface learning curve has taught us that the process of translating knowledge into policy solutions is more complex than merely providing recommendations. The chapter involves interactions and negotiations among several institutions and people responsible for knowledge generation, making policy decisions, developing solutions, implementing and evaluating the solutions. Zohlnhöfer has also pointed out that although all different kinds of actors and events may trigger policy change, formally they need to be adopted by governments and parliaments, showing that policy change is a political issue as much as it may have technological, social and environmental aspects. The violence that the announcement of presidential results in the 2007 general elections in Kenya made many people and institutions take initiatives to avoid a similar occurrence in future general elections.