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Vol 58 No 15

Published 21st July 2017


Kenya

Killing fields in the Rift Valley

Pastoralists in cahoots with unscrupulous politicians are invading farms in the Northern Rift, using violence for political gain in the coming elections

Farm invasions led by Samburu herders targeting large farms and conservation projects have killed scores of people and chased some 10,000 people from their homes in Laikipia, according to a new report into the crisis there. It also gives a snapshot of growing political tensions at the grassroots and the threats to fair elections.

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