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The Pokot People

During the dry season Pokot herdsmen leave their permanent settlements and move with their animals hundreds of kilometers is search of pasture and water. The men value the animals even if they are emaciated with their ribs stricking out, more than their women and children. Only camels are left behind for the women to take care of. Because of their harsh life, women combine their effort in search for food and kill the loneliness that engulf homes in the absence of their husbands. They stick together as they want for their husbands in return when the rains start. The forage for wild fruits to keep them going when they do not get food from good samaritans or the government. Relief food distributed on major centers only. The Pokot depend on animals for food. eg. blood, meat and milk which contain proteins in plenty to sustain their life. They also use animals skins for beddings, clothes and cultural practices eg, circumcision and weddings. They also use the animals as a sign of wealth and use them to pay dowry during weddings ceremonies.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: UNICEF

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Moyale, Moyale, Kenya
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