Journalists in Kenya are capturing the everyday realities and struggles of their people through film (AJazeera)
Kenya: Telling the story of Turkana, one film at a time
Using video cameras, citizen journalists capture the realities of life and poverty up close in this part of Kenya.
Turkana, Kenya – Around Lodwar, a town in the arid Turkana region of northwestern Kenya, Carol Akai and Bedan Lomor are recognised by the video cameras they carry.
They are on a mission to put their birthplace on the map and their cameras are the tools with which they hope to make that happen.
The vast, barren area has recently become better known after the discovery of oil and large underground aquifers – but also because of widespread insecurity, including cattle raids and conflicts over resources.
But that’s not the image Akai and Lomor want to project of their region. Although they do not try to conceal the realities of life in Turkana, they feel that there are more important issues affecting their people – such as a shortage of healthcare centres, education facilities and even water – that the world should know about.READ MORE