chapter  8
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The Matatu Industry as Part of Entrepreneurial Efforts in Kenya

One of the main pictures of Africa presented in the literature and the media is one of a continent in a crisis. While it cannot be denied that Africa faced and continues to experience a wide range of political, economic and social problems (see for instance Timberlake 1985 and Meredith 2005), some literature narrates the innovations and local creativity that have partly contributed to keeping body and soul together in Africa (Mahajan 2009, Radelet 2010 and Juma 2011). Entrepreneurship is one of the creative sectors that are highlighted as contributing to change in Africa (Kinyanjui 2012).