The means to real peace: an excerpt No government [or community, Turkana, Pokot, Samburu] admits any more that it keeps an army [community’s warriors] to satisfy occasionally the desire for conquest. Rather the army [warriors] is supposed to serve for defense, and one invokes the morality that approves of self-defense. But this implies one’s own … Continue reading Armed Peace vs. Real Peace
Perhaps we should feed them (Turkana, Pokot and Samburu) some Norman Finkelstein; an outspoken/controversial figure in the Israel-Palestine Conflict. But I wonder how would Turkana's, Pokot's or Samburu's Finkelsteins survive? Will bullets or excommunication if they (Finkelsteins) are lucky be their immediate potions to drink as soon as they start to speak about and against … Continue reading How To Give Birth To A Radical Turkana, Pokot, Samburu?
‘Urban’-Rural as a new divide [EXCERPT FROM KIM DE VRIES'S MASTER'S THESIS, IDENTITY STRATEGIES OF THE AGRO-PASTORAL POKOT ANALYSING ETHNICITY AND CLANSHIP WITHIN A SPATIAL FRAMEWORK] "The idea that education will put an end to raiding however, proves counterfeit. It was argued that many of the younger warriors were in fact dropouts, who had left … Continue reading CHAPTER 6: CONFLICT AND CULTURAL CHANGE, THE POKOTS
By Kablit Kiu Samuel, It is in turmoil, despair, deplorable, and worst conditions ever. As one travels from Kitale to Lodwar, scenes of hopelessness start appearing: poverty, hunger, illiteracy, drought, scorching sun, insecurity among many worse conditions you will expect to see of a Country that does not have good infrastructure in place. Turkana has … Continue reading The Kitale-Lodwar Road Needs A Facelift, At Least
"To put it differently, for the civilians that suffer the consequences of ethnic conflict and civil war, there is no good war and there is no bad peace." A good place to start thinking about the way forward from Ethnic Conflicts to Conflict Resolution!!! If you liked this talk, you will love these critical comments. … Continue reading Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts
Some think the best way to be safe from terror is to be terror itself... But other avenues, positively humane and actually contributing less (to say the least) to the evolving continuum of violence, are possible. It is really strange that while other people engage with music for purposes of having fun and great times … Continue reading Music as an Alternate Necessity in Violent Times
AN ANTI ANTI-ESSENTIALIST VIEW OF BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FACTORS FOR NGINGOROKO KEVIN P. LINES PHD CANDIDATE IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES DECEMBER 2009 ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY WILMORE, KY Source: ACADEMIA.EDU Cattle raiding among peoples living at the Northern end of the Rift Valley in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, and Ethiopia has, by some estimates, become an increasing … Continue reading A MUST READ – IS TURKANA CATTLE RAIDING A PART OF TURKANA ETHNICITY?