A new community radio station is set to launch in Kenya with the help of a grant from Cultural Survival’s Indigenous Community Media Fund as well as funding from Cultural Survival’s partner WACC. The radio station will be broadcast in the Rendille language and will focus on preserving the community’s language and culture as well as keeping the local people in Laisamis Sub-County, which is home to five different Indigenous Tribes, well-informed about issues that affect them.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Voices: Mario Kuraki
Maasai are semi-nomadic pastoralists who migrate within semi-arid lowlands and more humid uplands to obtain water and pasture. The large majority of them obtain their livelihood through husbandry of cattle, goat and sheep. Their food culture is very unique as they rely on meat, milk and blood from cattle for protein and energy needs. But lately with the gradual loss of elder members of the Maasai community who carry most of this people’s indigenous knowledge, Maasai indigenous communities are losing their customary practices.