Samwel Ekiru

"What most I now enjoy about cycling is it earns me life and since I discovered this talent in me it has boosted me a lot from far and I face life with it."

A Turkana from Kitale. As a boy, he dropped out of school to become a bicycle taxi operator. Turkanas, because of their pastoral backgrounds and general lack of education, tend to be hired as security guards and cow herdsmen, or they become itinerant traders if they fail to secure employment. Sammy has done all those jobs. In between, he loved riding his bike. On his first visit to Iten, he broke the climbing record up Kerio Valley. He is a warrior on the bike, and he is slowly learning to pace himself through a race.