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Why Kenya's Maasai herders are swapping cows for crops

Brian Kikon and his friend herd his cattle near palatial homes that have started eating into pasture land at at Isinya, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 26, 2019. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation / Benson Rioba

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James Shakita waters onions with some of his farm workers at Isinya, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 26, 2019.
James Shakita waters onions with some of his farm workers at Isinya, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 26, 2019. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation / Benson Rioba
James Shakita stands with his sheep herd, which he restocked using crop farming proceeds at Isinya, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 26th, 2019.
James Shakita stands with his sheep herd, which he restocked using crop farming proceeds at Isinya, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 26th, 2019. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation / Benson Rioba
James Shakita herds his remaining cattle at Isinya, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 26, 2019.
James Shakita herds his remaining cattle at Isinya, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 26, 2019. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Benson Rioba
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