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Native Turkanas, an ethnic group who are traditionally semi-nomadic pastoralists, walk with containers of water balanced on their heads in the arid desert area of Nariokotome in northwest Kenya

Native Turkanas, an ethnic group who are traditionally semi-nomadic pastoralists, walk with containers of water balanced on their heads in the arid desert area of Nariokotome in northwest Kenya. Walking long distances to collect water is common practice, but climate change and droughts have led to many of them adapting to agro-pastoralism or fishing, which is uncommon practise and considered taboo for some of the Turkana clans due to superstitions and traditional beliefs.

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Native Turkanas, an ethnic group who are traditionally semi-nomadic pastoralists, walk with containers of water balanced on their heads in the arid desert area of Nariokotome in northwest Kenya. Walking long distances to collect water is common practice, but climate change and droughts have led to many of them adapting to agro-pastoralism or fishing, which is uncommon practise and considered taboo for some of the Turkana clans due to superstitions and traditional beliefs.