“The herders are currently heading home as pasture has grown with the current rains. For decades, Laikipia has been part of traditional migratory routes for pastoralists, emerging as a major livestock market that connected the rangelands to the rest of the country. These routes have now been fenced off and are inaccessible to pastoralists,” Dr Ogada explained. Wildlife conservancies and ranches in much of Laikipia, for example, occupy land that was open to migrating herders. It spoils the aesthetic they are trying to sell,” Dr Ogada said.
Source: Daily Nation November 14, 2017 18:22 UTC