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Turkana family feeds on camel skin to keep death at bay - 3 weeks ago, 07:52

Stephen Rutto

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Kapong village appeared deserted on the scorching hot afternoon that The Standard team visited.

Two huts stood desolately and only a few livestock could be seen in the area in Lochwa location, Turkana South constituency, and whose residents are predominantly pastoralists.

After making a few inquiries, we realised Ang’emoi Lochoro was in one hut, while his mother Nakiri Lochoro, and six children; three of them his and the others from the neighbourhood, were lying on the floor of the other hut.

Excited by the unexpected company, the children ran outside to greet us, but Nakiri, who was too frail to do much else, could only raise her head.

Ang’emoi shuffled out of the other hut and ushered us in. A piece of dry hide was burning on the fireplace and Ang’emoi turned it over a few times as though he was roasting fresh meat.

Minutes later, the 40-year-old villager explained that he ...
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