Turkana: A Harsh Land, A Fierce Pride (gallery)

Northern Kenya is hot, sandy and dry. The Turkana tribe has been living in this area for approximately 300 years after migrating here from what is now known as Sudan. They are a pastoralist tribe, measuring their wealth by how much livestock they own, moving to where the land can satisfy their herds’ hunger. In recent years, though, some Turkana have settled in the region. Nearby tribes have a stronghold on the land around them, and the Turkana have become dependent on aid from the West, relying on the aid for food while waiting for the rain that never seems to come.

But they hold on to the traditions that make them Turkana.

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