kenya's locals, straight up

We headed to Africa's east coast to travel the cities and rainforest, and shoot the people of Kenya, straight up.

by i-D Team; photos by Klaus Thymann
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12 September 2016, 4:16am

edwin wondo

Where are you from? Eldoret. What are you wearing head to toe? UO hat, stripey top, leather jacket. What was the best thing about growing up? Spending time on the farm. Who is the best musician in Kenya right now? Camon. What's your ideal way to spend the day? Going to the gym. What are your hopes for 2016? Ride my bike more.

stanley gichure mwangi

Where are you from? Nyandarua County. What do you do? Bongo surveillance community ranger. What was the best thing about growing up? Protecting wild animals. Who is the best musician in Kenya right now? John Demethis. What's your ideal way to spend the day? Walking in the rainforest. What are your hopes for 2016? Get rid of all poachers and loggers and protect Bongo.

nora jepng'etich

Where are you from? Eldoret. What was the best thing about growing up? Friends. Who is the best musician in Kenya right now? H@art. What's your ideal way to spend the day? Reading. What are your hopes for 2016? Climb Mount Longonot.

bubaras isa

Where are you from? Kericho. What are you wearing head to toe? Inter Milan shirt and Teddy's jeans. What was the best thing about growing up? Playing sport. What's your ideal way to spend the day? Play football. What are your hopes for 2016? Become a professional footballer.

cynthia tracy

Where are you from? Eldoret. What are you wearing head to toe? Flea Market Nike top customised with flag, flowery leggings. What's the best thing about growing up? Playing football. Who is the best musician in Kenya right now? Jaguar. What are your hopes for 2016? Get a job.

robert keoch

Where are you from? Bomet County. What was the best thing about growing up? Running and trying to be an athelete. Who is the best musician in Kenya right now? Emmy Koshey. What are your hopes for 2016? To move to a better house.

erick kirui

Where are you from? Sikowet. What are you wearing head to toe? Nikes, shorts, scarf from the market, face paint. What was the best thing about growing up? Playing and singing. Who is the best musician in Kenya right now? Emmy Kosgey. What's your ideal way to spend the day? Visiting friends. What are your hopes for 2016? I want to be a better musician.

caroline cherotich

Where are you from? Keircho. What was the best thing about growing up? Running and athletics. Who is the best musician in Kenya right now? Paul Mwai. What's your ideal way to spend the day? Shopping. What are your hopes for 2016? To get a job in a shop.

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