Turkana

Where Is Turkana?

Turkana, shown here in red, is a region in the northwest of Kenya.

Turkana, shown here in red, is a region in the northwest of Kenya, to the west of Lake Turkana. It is a land of dusty, arid plains and mountains where the Turkana people’s semi-nomadic lifestyle centers on livestock and prayers for rain. As the pressures of modernity increase, individual Turkana must decide whether to maintain their traditions or choose education and change.

Locations central to the Journalism Without Walls reporting: The Turkana Basin institute (TBI), Kerio, Lodwar, the nearest provincial town, and Eliye Springs, a fishing village. Also the location of TBI's Ileret campus and Ethiopia's Omo River.

Locations central to the Journalism Without Walls reporting: The Turkana Basin institute (TBI); Kerio; Lodwar, the nearest provincial town; and Eliye Springs, a fishing village. Also shown are the locations of TBI’s Ileret campus, now under construction, and Ethiopia’s Omo River.

 

 

On Being Turkana from Stony Brook School of Journalism on Vimeo.

 

Under the Blazing Sun

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Click here to read more about the various ways Turkana women perform the life-sustaining task of fetching water.