Communities clash over grazing lands in northern Kenya

An armed herder looks after his cattle near the border town of Moyale, Kenya

 Ethnic tensions have been rising in the town of Moyale in northern Kenya following an increase in clashes between rival ethnic groups over the past few months.

The Borana and Gabra communities are fighting over land for grazing, as well as livestock.

The northern region of Kenya has experienced prolonged drought, but in the past few weeks rains have arrived and grazing land rejuvenated.

Derrick Mbatha has been speaking to Matthew Conway, spokesperson for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in East Africa.

Duration:  4’22″

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