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Kenyans Fighting Each Other for Water

Akiru Lomukuny’s clan already has seen one boy killed, a girl raped and dozens of women beaten just for trying to get a drink of water. Now, she says, things are about to get a lot worse. Generations of east Africans have clashed sporadically over cattle, pasture and, most importantly, water. The drought sweeping the region is making the fight for resources more desperate. Lomukuny is a member of the Turkana tribe. Among these nomads, a family is judged by its cows. The Turkana walk their cows, goats and sheep through Kenya’s northwestern corner, along the borders with Uganda and Sudan. Full Story

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