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Drought, Political Maneuvering Blamed for Central Kenya's Unrest

  • Jill Craig
Central Kenya has been hard-hit by drought, political maneuvering, and land-use issues, as northern pastoralists have brought an influx of livestock to the area, looking for pasture and water. But they've also brought guns, resulting in violence and a recent government directive to dispatch the military.
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An elephant was killed by gunshots and spear wounds in Mugie Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya, March 16, 2017. (Jill Craig/VOA)
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An elephant was killed by gunshots and spear wounds in Mugie Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya, March 16, 2017. (Jill Craig/VOA)

A buffalo was killed by gunshots and spear wounds in Mugie Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya, March 16, 2017. (Jill Craig/VOA)
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A buffalo was killed by gunshots and spear wounds in Mugie Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya, March 16, 2017. (Jill Craig/VOA)

Martin Evans, owner of Ol Maisor ranch, shows shell casings he found on his property in Laikipia, Kenya, March 16, 2017. (Jill Craig/VOA)
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Martin Evans, owner of Ol Maisor ranch, shows shell casings he found on his property in Laikipia, Kenya, March 16, 2017. (Jill Craig/VOA)

A baby elephant was found dead in Mugie Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya; its cause of death unknown, March 17, 2017. (Jill Craig/VOA)
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A baby elephant was found dead in Mugie Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya; its cause of death unknown, March 17, 2017. (Jill Craig/VOA)

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