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Military demand for land puts northern Kenya's farmers on edge

16 Sep 2020

KARARE, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lechodede Lbang'a has managed to keep farming for more than 40 years, even through northern Kenya's worsening drought, but now he worries that his main source of income faces a threat more immediate than climate change: the military.

FEATURE-Military demand for land puts northern Kenya's farmers on edge

16 Sep 2020

KARARE, Kenya, Sept 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - L echodede Lbang'a has managed to keep farming for more than 40 years, even through northern Kenya's worsening drought, but now he worries that his main source of income faces a threat more immediate than climate change: the military.

Weather alerts at risk as Kenya's radio stations struggle amid virus downturn

06 Aug 2020

KANGEMA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In these hills a two-hour drive north of Nairobi, the weather can shift quickly and sometimes violently, as recent landslides along the winding highway make clear.

FEATURE-Weather alerts at risk as Kenya's radio stations struggle amid virus downturn

06 Aug 2020

KANGEMA, Kenya, Aug 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In these hills a two-hour drive north of Nairobi, the weather can shift quickly and sometimes violently, as recent landslides along the winding highway make clear.

Solar keeps lights, phones on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts

23 Jul 2020

GAKUNGA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Lucyline Wanja Silas installed a 12-volt solar power unit at her home to help her children study at night, little did she know it would become essential to her and her neighbours in Gakunga village, central Kenya, during the coronavirus pandemic.

FEATURE-Solar keeps lights, phones on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts

23 Jul 2020

GAKUNGA, Kenya, July 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Lucyline Wanja Silas installed a 12-volt solar power unit at her home to help her children study at night, little did she know it would become essential to her and her neighbours in Gakunga village, central Kenya, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Land rights battle inches Kenyan rice farmers closer to title deeds

22 Jul 2020

NGURUBANI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Wilson Kariuki's three younger children finish high school, the Kenyan rice farmer will not have to worry about paying to send them to a university far from home, as he did with his two eldest.

Kenya's push to harvest rainwater has a new payoff: battling coronavirus

02 Apr 2020

MUITU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since he installed a thousand-liter rainwater collection tank at his home in central Kenya last year, Kennedy Kabunge has had few worries about access to clean water.

FEATURE-Kenya's push to harvest rainwater has a new payoff: battling coronavirus

02 Apr 2020

MUITU, Kenya, April 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since he installed a thousand-liter rainwater collection tank at his home in central Kenya last year, Kennedy Kabunge has had few worries about access to clean water.

Mine, all mine: Rock quarrying fuels land disputes in Kenya

05 Dec 2019

KIBINGO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Jotham Micheni and his brothers were divvying up their family land in central Kenya after their father's death, nobody wanted to take the barren patch on the eastern flank.

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