If you've been reading 8 Months for a while, you might remember these older posts about the minibuses that provide much of the public transport in Kenya.
Matatus are often decorated with decals of pop stars, sports idols, brand logos and various slogans.
You can hear the sound systems of some of the matatus long before they pull over to the side of the road to pick up passengers. I try to avoid those buses. I value my hearing.
Occasionally matatus will be decorated with picture of one or two politicians. But in Mathare this weekend I was on the most political bus I have seen here. It was covered in headshots of only-one-name-needed politicians: Kofi, Hillary, Mandela, Obama.
I couldn't resist taking some pictures for 8 Months. I also couldn't help but wonder how often Obama and Hillary (and Kofi and Mandela, for that matter) are think of the people who travel on that bus.