Water-stressed Kenyans learn to share to keep the peace

AlertNet: By the time the violence had died down, more than 80 people lay dead and hundreds were left homeless. Yet there was scarcely enough water -- the resource the Maasai and Kikuyu tribes were fighting over -- to wash away the blood that had stained this part of Kenya's Rift Valley. "The rivers were drying up,' shrugs Salau Ole Kilusu, a lanky and sunbeaten Maasai elder, recalling the conflict that erupted in 2005. "The Maasai needed the water for their livestock. The Kikuyus said they needed it......

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