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Wild life

Why Kenya matters

4 November 2017

9:00 AM

4 November 2017

9:00 AM

Laikipia

 
Flying home across Laikipia’s ranchlands with Martin after a farmers’ meeting, I see the plateau dotted with cattle and elephants. Stretching away towards the north, it is all green after good rains. I think to myself that farming is hard enough without having to deal with toxic politics: will there be a drought, and what about the ticks, or foot-and-mouth disease; will your cattle get rustled, or flocks of quelea and hordes of zebra devour your crops?

After months of politics in Kenya, the news comes in that Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared our president again.

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