Thursday, 25 June 2009

The cure for Cattle Rustlers

Radio frequency identification (RFID) to keep track of cattle in Kenya, according to a Microsoft blog post.Could this be the cure for cattle rustling?It doesn’t have a great name – the Livestock Identification Tracking System..

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Nomads: They know no boundaries when it comes to pasture

Monduli's district pastoralists informed their District Commissioner Jowika Kasunga at the Monduli and Longido paternalists network (MVIWAMO) annual general meeting opening session last week that the Kenyan pastoralists invasion now needed government intervention.
They said they had local cross border cooperation with their Kenyan counterparts but now their "guests" are proving more aggressive and going somewhat too far

Dilemas of the ATEKER nation

The Ateker nation is an Itung’a-speaking group, bound by ethno-linguistic ties and practising nomadic pastoralism as the main livelihood activity.
The Ateker inhabit the borderland area straddling four countries – Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

They occupy the peripheral semi-arid and arid borders of their respective nation-states and are arguably the most marginalised peoples there.
Many modern-day states have to deal with the plight of nomadic pastoralist communities.
It has taken Kenya at least 45 years to date and it has still not come up with a policy on nomadism or pastoralism