I got a picture of two boys in their post-circumcision getup and then of the
market. 4,000 Tanzanian shillings tip (1,000 T Shillings = $1.00). Strictly
prohibited behavior I am sternly told: these boys are supposed to be off
learning how to be warriors not begging on the roadside. If so, their elders
might do a better job of monitoring their truancy because there was a group of
these kids every half mile along the entire length of the journey.
The Masai walk their cattle everywhere but other tribes stoop to the use of trucks. They buy cattle from the Masai at the market, not too far from their pastures, and then drive them to their doom. In the old days of walking the whole way, the cattle arrived tough and lean.
© George Fisher 1994-2004