Former long-distance runner Wilson Kirwa sits in a bakery in Lahti, an apron tied around his waist, telling a story about his father – a man half Maasai and half Nandi. "He had long, stretched ear lobes. I remember how they used to flap as he ran. It was our job as children to roll them up with bootlaces."
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Lahti bakery sells cinnamon rolls to Kenya
And there it is, the name for cinnamon rolls in Kenya. Kirwa is partly to blame for the expansion of the small Lahti-based bakery, Helenan kotileipomo, to Kenya to sell "Maasai ears" to Nairobians.