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Dominic Kirui

Kenyan tribe divided over women's land rights after landmark ruling

Jun 25 2019

KAPCHEBOI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A few months ago, the idea of coming home with a hoe in one hand and a sack of freshly harvested potatoes in the other was only a dream for Rachel Korir.

A prayer for trees: For Kenyan tribes, saving forests is a sacred duty

May 29 2019

FOROLE, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Tume Racha made tea for her grandchildren in the family's small wood-frame house woven from rags and camel hides, she talked about what her community holds most sacred: its trees.

Slingshots in hand, Kenyans work to replant vanishing forests

Sep 10 2018

KISAJU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Early every morning on school holidays and weekends, Eric Ndung’u heads off to herd his family’s goats in the plains of Kisaju, south of Nairobi. While herding, Ndung’u hunts birds using a slingshot.

Mercury Rising: Gold mining takes a toxic toll on Kenyan women

Mar 27 2018

NYATIKE, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scorching sun beats down on half a dozen women as they carry large sacks of crushed ore on their backs at the Osiri-Matanda gold mine near Kenya's border with Tanzania.

For clean drinking water in Kenya, just add sunshine (and a can)

Feb 22 2018

EMUCHIMI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a sunny afternoon in Western Kenya, Eunice Shigali filled a 10 liter jerrycan with water, then unfolded it like a suitcase and placed it in the sun.

Sex for fish: Women's reluctant trade on Kenya's Lake Victoria shore

May 09 2017

ABIMBO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At midday in Abimbo village on the Kenyan shore of Lake Victoria, 32-year-old Rachel Atieno is busy spreading out her silver cyprinid fish to dry in the sun.

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