Yusuf, Ferry Worker

at 667 × 1000 in Mbita, Kenya | Leave a comment

Yusuf moves 50kg bags of Nile Perch from the port to the ferry in Luanda, Kenya. Yusuf loves to work and will do just about anything to make himself useful. He repeatedly tried to carry my bags for me, despite my protests. I eventually had to give in and let him.

Yusuf spent 13 years in the Kenyan military and fought in Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. He has since retired by makes his living on the docks. He has three grown children and three grandchildren.

Yusuf is a generally great guy. I hope to run into him again.

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