No Sweat No Gain. A common sight around the Kawei area just outside the reserve, the No Sweat No Gain truck transported bags of cement, building posts and cattle as far as Kilgoris, Kisii and Narok.
The guy in the middle, smoking a cigarette, is ‘Taliban’. A freelance mechanic who picked up odd bits of work when all other mechanics were busy, until, that is, the fateful night he lost clutch control and reversed the Mara Conservancy Land Cruiser into the warden’s house. We shared a bottle of Tusker and I left him a box of Sportsman at around midnight and by dawn the next morning he was gone.