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Importance of adapting to climate change in Kenya

Importance of adapting to climate change in Kenya

By Samson Malesi Shivaji, National Livelihoods Coordinator, Caritas Kenya Unusual rain, inconsistent water supply, high temperatures overall and extreme heat in some places, windy conditions, reduced farming outputs with greater costs, conflict and people forced from their homes. In Kenya, the definition of climate change to the ordinary person in the village is devoid of ...

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Imagine compassion in a crisis: Ballots not bullets

Imagine compassion in a crisis: Ballots not bullets

2008 began badly for Mary, her three daughters, and six grandchildren. Post-election violence in Kenya escalated into ethnic conflict that saw families driven from their homes. “I don’t even want to remember the picture of that day. They were running in all directions, setting fire to crops and houses,” said Mary. Her family was taken ...

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Kenya: a long road to reconciliation

The crisis in Kenya in 2008 was triggered by the alleged rigging of the December 2007 preside ntial election — setting various ethnic groups against each other. What began as political violence, quickly became ethnic. By 21st January 2007, “ethnic cleansing” had resulted in displacement of more than 300,000 people of all walks of life ...

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