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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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Schooling under the gun common in Turkana

A makeshift classroom. Children have to learn under the watchful eyes of police reservists due to bandit attacks. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano As many different school motto’s read; Education is the Key to success, Knowledge is light, profession is power and the general belief that it is education that transforms young boys and girls into useful men and women in the society, learning in the pastoral communities in Kenya continue to face many hurdles. This writer traveled to Turkana ...

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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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