Meet Kenya’s Prolific Cyclist David Kinjah in ‘Our World Is Round’


Portrait by Allan Gichigi


Kenyan filmmaker and artist Mũchiri Njenga has elegantly filmed a short about Kenyan cyclist David Kinjah.

The film details how Kinjah discovered cycling and what brings him joy in this activity. Kinjah and his team have raced internationally and achieved remarkable results. It also delineates his strong desire to transform lives of the people in his village through his passion and the power of cycling. This is an initiative which has taken form in the Safari Simbaz Trust. In the film, some of the young men involved talk about how racing has provided great opportunities to travel and see the world which they would not have otherwise have been able to do.

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In this film, the advantages that new technology has provided are also brought to the fore. When Kinjah first started cycling professionally, he mainly relied on magazines and newspapers. Now, with the help of web developer Fady Rostom, Kinjah and his team have an online presence that can be reached globally.

The Safari Simbaz Trust aims to unearth hidden talent in underprivileged children and develop world class athletes in disadvantaged communities around Nairobi. To find ways to support the trust, go here.


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