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Painted with the faces of celebrities like Bob Marley and Tupac Shakur, and furnished with disco balls that lurch and twinkle as they weave through traffic, the thousands of matatus on the roads in Nairobi are bright and loud. Blaring music and honking their way through congestion, these mini-buses are the main mass transit network in the Kenyan capital, and 70 percent of the population uses them to get around. They’re cheap and convenient, filling the public transit void. But the system is chaotic.