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Seeking greener pastures

O. Hannington
Many leave their home countries seeking greener pastures. Edison Mwangi left Kenya to live a better life in South Sudan.
18.06.2014  |  Yei
Edison Mwangi, a Kenyan entrepreneur in Yei, South Sudan, April 2014.
Edison Mwangi, a Kenyan entrepreneur in Yei, South Sudan, April 2014.


Edison Mwangi, a 51-year-old Kenyan entrepreneur, left Kenya in 2006. In South Sudan’s Yei his various skills and entrepreneurial spirit enable him to survive — in a country with little employment opportunities.  

 
Cycling from place to place in Yei, the by now renowned blacksmith makes and sharpens blades of knives and machetes. He also claims to dig wells of finest quality.

Video correspondent Ochan Hannington spoke to Edison Mwangi about his work, his life in South Sudan and his future aspirations: