Saturday Portrait: Street Vendor, near Mtito Andei, Kenya

Vendor, near Mtito Andei, Kenya

Street Vendor, Mtito Andei, Kenya

Today’s portrait was snapped at a roadside restaurant near the dusty crossroads town of Mtito Andei, Kenya. One-stop shopping for caps, belts and bull whips.

The town lies on the Mombasa-Nairobi road, about 235 kilometers (145mi) southeast of the capital Nairobi. I remember it being rather nondescript and small –citing a 2010 population of under 5,000, Wikipedia agrees— but full of animated people like this man. I liked the black bull whip but bought a belt instead.

You’ll find a write-up of my Spring 2007 Mombasa to Nairobi bus journey here, although the information hasn’t been updated for at least two or three years.

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Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 736th straight, was snapped in Mtito Andei, Kenya, on 30 March 2007.

 

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