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Youths in Isiolo shifting from pastoralism to modern agriculture

Some members of the Kitile youth group attending to some seedlings before transplanting. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano The harsh economic times and the attempts to fight food insecurity are making nomadic communities in Isiolo County shift from herding to crop production. This is thanks to Isiolo River that has provided water for irrigation. Some young men in Samburu, Turkana, Rendile, Borana, Somali who have traditionally engaged each other in cattle-rustling wars are changing their ...

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Mobile schools in Turkana helping transform education

Students at Kalokutanyane Mobile School, near Nasiger, Kenya. Kalokutanyane translatres from the Tukarna to yellow wind. Photo courtesy of Malachi Motano

Education in Kenya continues facing challenges ranging from lack of infrastructure, enough study materials and poor pay for teachers. These are just a few of the challenges known on the national scale but for communities who rarely make it to the daily news, the challenges are further compounded. “We are a pastoral community our sons normally help us move with ...

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Demand for basic education in Kenya on the rise, says report

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The demand for basic education in Kenya has increased in the last five years with secondary level of education recording the highest demand according to the 2014 Basic Education Statistical report. Of the three levels of basic education, secondary schools recorded the highest annual growth of 8.2 percent between 2009 and 2014, an increase that the report released by the ...

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