The Turkana People

The Turkana are nomadic pastoralists who mainly keep cattle, donkeys, camels and goats. The animals are their main source of food and wealth. The Turkana are the second largest pastoral community in Kenya after the Maasai people.

On the other hand, the Elmolo people – who live on the southern shores of Lake Turkana, are the smallest ethnic group in Kenya with a population of about 300 people. They are said to have originated from either Somalia or Ethiopia and are renowned for their fishing and basket weaving skills.

It has six Sub-Counties  known as Turkana East, Turkana West, Loima, Turkana South, Turkana Central and Turkana North Sub-County

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