Armed Peace vs. Real Peace
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Armed Peace vs. Real Peace

The means to real peace: an excerpt[1] 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

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How To Give Birth To A Radical Turkana, Pokot, Samburu?

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

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CHAPTER 6: CONFLICT AND CULTURAL CHANGE, THE POKOTS

‘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

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The Kitale-Lodwar Road Needs A Facelift, At Least

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

A MUST READ – IS TURKANA CATTLE RAIDING A PART OF TURKANA ETHNICITY?
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A MUST READ – IS TURKANA CATTLE RAIDING A PART OF TURKANA ETHNICITY?

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