Drought / East Africa / Kenya

Drought in Kenya: desperate measures in desperate times

The camel, its legs attached with branches, brays desperately, blood spurting from the cut artery; nomads in Turkana in Kenya’s extreme north have been reduced to sacrificing their animals to survive a bruising drought.

“I brought this dromedary to have it killed and make a little money after the other one died of hunger with the drought,” Erkal Lorinyo, 65, later explained as he watched as his animal being chopped up.

Some 20 Turkana nomads have trekked for several hours across the scorched savannah in temperatures of more than 40 degrees C (100 degrees F) to this makeshift slaughtering point.

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