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Louis Nderi

James “Onyi Yule Mbaya” Onyango trains in his gym in Kariobangi, Nairobi. Onyango was the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) welterweight champion in 2017; he has since invested his time in running a local gym that allows him to earn a living and to give back to the community. COVID-19 has prevented boxers from competing, and according to photographer Louis Nderi, not having an upcoming fight also deprives them of the “drive and the morale to get up and train in the morning.”


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