The Maasai have a deep connection to their land and livestock; whether because, as Samau Ole Soit points out, for grazing cattle which provide their staple food -milk and meat or for cultural values and prestige amongst folks. For these reasons, Ole Soit and his sons have for years kept hundreds heads of cattle on […]
On the 28th of March 2010 when several hundreds of local Maasai landowners were formerly signing a 15-year lease to create the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, 41 year old Kimemia Ole Taek was not one of them.
For 5 years, Johnson Soit has been teaching at a local primary school in the Maasai Mara relishing his role in a career he has cherished since his childhood.
Challenged by low literacy levels and a deeply entrenched patriarchal system, Maasai women have remained side-lined in the management of and benefits derived from Maasai Mara‘s rich natural resources.
In January 2017, a paper published in Scientific reports titled ‘Fencing bodes a rapid collapse of the unique Greater Mara ecosystem’ send cold shivers across the world and spells doom about the future of wildlife in the world famous Mara – Serengeti tourism destination.