NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 17, 2011: Kamau Ng'ang'a prepares mentally for an Olympic Qualifying boxing bout. As a Kikuyu, Ng'ang'a represents the tribe that was targeted most violently during the post-election violence of 2008. Despite his tribal affiliation, Ng'ang'a is the club favorite and hopes to represent the Kibera Olympic Boxing Club in the 2012 Olympics.
Within Kenya's progressive youth culture is the Kibera Olympic Boxing Club, a group of low-income adolescents from the slum whose leader uses boxing as a way to engage with idle youth. The group's ethnic diversity is remarkable given Kenya's 2008 post-election violence in which people from several tribes were forced violently out of slums. Together, these boxers represent a nascent trend of cross-tribe brotherhood in a healing nation.