feature: bringing color to cricket – the maasai cricket warriors

January 6, 2015

Check out the Maasai cricket warriors, the unlikely representatives of Kenyan cricket. Since the team was conceived, the cricketers have gained a huge following; for both prowess and an ability to use cricket for social awareness (women’s issues, HIV/AIDS) – as well as empowering the youth in their country. Hailing from the Laikipia region of Kenya, the semi-nomadic cattle herders bring a vibrancy to the sport; choosing to wear traditional Maasai attire and body decoration as opposed to the standard white attire of their chosen sport. Explore some images of the warriors, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor