Pupils drive from the suburb Rongai to school on the Mixtape Matatu. To have been driven to school on a hot bus is a status symbol with which schoolchildren already like to boast. Traveling in a Matatu is much more than just traveling by bus - it is a youth culture. No matter where a youngster comes from, and no matter how poor his parents may be, in the Matatu he can gain respect. It is a social space full of codes and rituals. What matters is how one presents oneself and dresses, how one speaks.