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Up in Arms Over Fish in Kenya’s Far North


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How do former pastoralists still perceive the wealth and social hierarchy that animals signify for...


A boy beside a pile of sun dried fish by Kerio delta in Turkana, ready for market in nearby villages. Image by Kang-Chun Cheng. Kenya, 2023.

A drought in Kenya has not only led to the deaths of an estimated 2.5 million livestock, it has also led to a shift in the livelihoods for several pastoral communities. To survive, many herders made the transition from working with animals to fishing. However, the shift to aquatic resources has not been without tension.

See below for the full report "Up in Arms over Fish in Kenya’s Far North," published in The Africa Report.

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