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Matatu Business
subaru
#921 Posted : Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:25:45 PM
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junior121121
#922 Posted : Friday, June 16, 2017 12:52:02 PM
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Hi Jon Jones,
I can speak only as a larger vehicle owner (33 seater) - this has not really impacted me much - remember, you set a driver a target. How he achieves it is really up to him.
Matatus implement a similar *read kienyeji* airline/hotels Revenue management system. During peak, they will push up pricing and drop the rates off peak. The drivers know how to deal around this.
As an owner, only deal with the driver and my expectation is net daily (Allowance accepted for the occasional police/city council). When fuel prices are up, I gain as the net does not change. When fuel prices are down, he gains.
junior121121
#923 Posted : Friday, June 16, 2017 12:54:25 PM
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subaru wrote:
http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/corporate/Toyota-Kenya-hits-back-in-faulty-HINO-bus-case/539550-3971228-6nvbyhz/index.html



Lets see how Toyota handle this. I have heard very many complaints from Owners of older Hinos - gearbox changes, suspension etc

You cannot tell Matatu owners to service their vehicles at Toyota Kenya - thats impossible.
Chaka
#924 Posted : Friday, June 16, 2017 1:01:30 PM
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Even if that was possible,would Toyota Kenya have the capacity?They probably have authorized garages that can do the servicing..but then how are those garages chosen?Kujuana,competence or both?
junior121121 wrote:

You cannot tell Matatu owners to service their vehicles at Toyota Kenya - thats impossible.

junior121121
#925 Posted : Sunday, July 02, 2017 6:32:17 PM
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Hi,

Looking for some information from matatu owners/ those with experience with matatus.
Which insurance are you using, what's your experience and feedback/ cost (Please highlight if its Nissan/33seater etc).
Trying to do a comparison - any feedback is welcome.

Regards,
TeamW
#926 Posted : Monday, July 24, 2017 10:13:16 PM
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Okonkwo
#927 Posted : Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:42:31 PM
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Hi team. Anyone who has a research of feasibility study report on starting a matatu business? I would wish to read it.
obiero
#928 Posted : Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:18:47 PM
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Okonkwo wrote:
Hi team. Anyone who has a research of feasibility study report on starting a matatu business? I would wish to read it.

All the very best
COOP 5,500; KCB 3,700; KQ 221,100
Lolest!
#929 Posted : Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:20:27 PM
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obiero wrote:
Okonkwo wrote:
Hi team. Anyone who has a research of feasibility study report on starting a matatu business? I would wish to read it.

All the very best

Laughing out loudly
Laughing out loudly smile Applause d'oh! Sad Drool Liar Shame on you Pray
junior121121
#930 Posted : Wednesday, July 26, 2017 8:03:24 PM
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Okonkwo wrote:
Hi team. Anyone who has a research of feasibility study report on starting a matatu business? I would wish to read it.



This might be hard to come by Laughing out loudly Laughing out loudly Laughing out loudly Believe the best way to go about it is to ask questions and those with ideas/information on the forum would assist.
Okonkwo
#931 Posted : Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:01:58 PM
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I actually wanted to start a matatu business and I wanted to know how to go about it: - Licensing, Specs, Best alternatives for max ROI, role of sacco, best models etc
mburuke
#932 Posted : Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:15:09 PM
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depends...... is it a 14 0r 33 seater, new or second hand. if its a new 33 seater then the body builders will do most the work for you and the vehicle will be ready for business when you pick it up. If its a second hand 14 seater then you will need to do all the inspections by ntsa, payment of advance duty and also installation of things such as seats among others. Sacco will mostly deal with day to day operations such as paying for city council parking fees and applying for TLB.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything
mburuke
#933 Posted : Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:16:59 PM
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depends...... is it a 14 0r 33 seater, new or second hand. if its a new 33 seater then the body builders will do most the work for you and the vehicle will be ready for business when you pick it up. If its a second hand 14 seater then you will need to do all the inspections by ntsa, payment of advance duty and also installation of things such as seats among others. Sacco will mostly deal with day to day operations such as paying for city council parking fees and applying for TLB.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything
obiero
#934 Posted : Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:07:21 PM
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Lolest! wrote:
obiero wrote:
Okonkwo wrote:
Hi team. Anyone who has a research of feasibility study report on starting a matatu business? I would wish to read it.

All the very best

Laughing out loudly

Its not funny.. I simply consider it a very tough business unless the matatu owner is part of the 'system'
COOP 5,500; KCB 3,700; KQ 221,100
subaru
#935 Posted : Monday, May 21, 2018 6:46:16 PM
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Those undertaking this business how are you faring now
eangaga
#936 Posted : Monday, February 04, 2019 8:36:15 PM
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subaru wrote:
Those undertaking this business how are you faring now


This is a late reply. December was boom. Muchiki rules that removed probox on the road made things better for us legal folks.

The business really needs you to be hands on. I think owners should have a way of reporting bad drivers. So they are forced to not steal your tyres :)
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