Kenya Roller Skating Craze

Kenya Roller Skating Craze

In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, Kenya skaters in action during 3000 meter race in downtown Nairobi , Kenya. A craze for roller skating has hit Kenya, fueled by its growing middle class and a love for speed. Lameck Wafula is the secretary-general of the Kenyan Federation of Roller Skating, which was created in 1997 with four members and now oversees 60 skating clubs. More than 100 schools feature roller skating at gym. A speed-skating tournament in June drew more than 400 participants from all over Kenya with hundreds more watching. A music video by Kenyan hip hop artist Octopizzo features skating. Even the police department sponsors a skating team. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, Kenya skaters in action during 3000 meter race in downtown Nairobi , Kenya. A craze for roller skating has hit Kenya, fueled by its growing middle class and a love for speed. Lameck Wafula is the secretary-general of the Kenyan Federation of Roller Skating, which was created in 1997 with four members and now oversees 60 skating clubs. More than 100 schools feature roller skating at gym. A speed-skating tournament in June drew more than 400 participants from all over Kenya with hundreds more watching. A music video by Kenyan hip hop artist Octopizzo features skating. Even the police department sponsors a skating team. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

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