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Ever thought about where the expression monkey suit comes from? We have no idea, but maybe, just maybe, it's because of these guys. Yes they are dressed in uniforms but we are not talking about their pretty red jackets. We are talking about their head gear. These guards have monkeys on their head. Black colobus monkeys to be precise. Isn't it a bit weird?

The soldiers together with all these dead monkeys are part of former dictator, later elected president, Daniel arap Moi's guard of honor from he was sworn in again back in the beginning of 1998. Serious guys but they must also be sweating here in the hot January sun.

Next time you wear a monkey suit, think black and white monkeys.

Have a beautiful week.