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Dominic Kirui

Crippled by lake's fluoride waters, Kenyan women struggle to survive

19 Oct 2020

LAKE BARINGO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For 50 years, Ester Yokoi has been drinking water from Kenya's Lake Baringo, and for 50 years it has been poisoning her.

FEATURE-Crippled by lake's fluoride waters, Kenyan women struggle to survive

16 Oct 2020

LAKE BARINGO, Kenya, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F or 50 years, Ester Yokoi has been drinking water from Kenya's Lake Baringo, and for 50 years it has been poisoning her.

Residents fight upscale evictions in Kenya conservation push

10 Aug 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a sunny Saturday morning, Waswa Wekesa stood outside his family's four-bedroom home in a middle-class Nairobi suburb and tried to understand how the government could raze it to the ground.

FEATURE-Residents fight upscale evictions in Kenya conservation push

10 Aug 2020

NAIROBI, Aug 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a sunny Saturday morning, Waswa Wekesa stood outside his family's four-bedroom home in a middle-class Nairobi suburb and tried to understand how the government could raze it to the ground.

Fears for Kenya's urban food supply as floods drown rice

29 May 2020

AHERO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under the scorching sun, farmer Dennis Onyango was replanting his rice fields yet again in Ahero, a town in southwest Kenya, after his entire crop of seedlings had been wiped out by floods - for the third time this year.

FEATURE-Fears for Kenya's urban food supply as floods drown rice

29 May 2020

AHERO, Kenya, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under the scorching sun, farmer Dennis Onyango was replanting his rice fields yet again in Ahero, a town in southwest Kenya, after his entire crop of seedlings had been wiped out by floods - for the third time this year.

Kenyan farmers brace for second onslaught of crop-devouring locusts

23 Mar 2020

MAHIGA-MERU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After desert locusts invaded her farm in central Kenya, Mary Muthoni, 61, ran around her maize fields shouting and banging on an old iron sheet in a desperate attempt to drive them away.

FEATURE-Kenyan farmers brace for second onslaught of crop-devouring locusts

23 Mar 2020

MAHIGA-MERU, Kenya, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After desert locusts invaded her farm in central Kenya, Mary Muthoni, 61, ran around her maize fields shouting and banging on an old iron sheet in a desperate attempt to drive them away.

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

25 Jun 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

29 May 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.

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