Lucia Murotto is a female born and raised in Kenya by Italian parents. She has all her life studied in prestigious Kenyan Schools all the way to AMREF where she did her Pharmacy course.
She always wanted to be a tout but her parents were not for the idea but later realized it was her passion. When she finished school, she joined the matatu world and was happy about it. She describes her colleagues as her second family. “best part is my crew. they are good people to be with. they understand me. they are my second family. whenever i go to work in low spirits, they will do whatever it takes to put a smile on my face,”
She has worked with Eastleigh, Rongai and is currently in Kitengela. The mother of one admits to loving her job so much. On a bad day she says she could get Shs 2,500 while on a good day earn Shs 3,000 which is better paying than some of the white collar jobs.
Despite the recklessness and ruthlessness matatu operators are known for, she hopes to encourage more women in the matatu industry as it is well-paying and help change the notion.