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Kenya: Amid Drought and Conflict, Women Try New Livestock - Bees
August 18, 2017
Kailer — "It is a nightmare to live in a place where you have no idea if your animals will be there tomorrow"
Residents of Kailer village normally live to the rhythm of mooing cows and bleating goats. But over the past year, silence has reigned over these swathes of dry land dotted with cacti and mathenge, a dense shrub.
Faced with severe drought, herders and their animals have had to travel further than normal to find water or grazing - and to escape worsening raids on their livestock at home, say the village's women.
"We don't know when they'll return, as cattle raiders may attack them on the way," said a worried Christine Lewatachum of Kailer, a village in the Rift Valley county of Baringo.