At occasions, Turkana county in Kenya’s far north would possibly as effectively exist in its personal world, separate from the remainder of the nation, significantly the cosmopolitan glitter of Nairobi. For the myriad of pastoral communities right here, conventional methods prevail. Animals signify wealth and social standing, particularly manliness. The Turkana is one such tribe boasting a proud pastoral lineage. Vital life occasions, equivalent to weddings or births, nonetheless revolve round rituals requiring the slaughter or alternate of animals.
Reporting on this story was supported by the Pulitzer Centre.
Kenya has missed 5 consecutive wet seasons since September 2020. The drought has not solely killed an estimated 2.5 million livestock however led to a palpable shift in lots of conventional pastoral communities’ livelihoods and sense of id.
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