Kenya: When a cow is part of the family

by IRIN News

Abdille Muhamed with his dead cow Photo: Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN

n his village, Kiliwehiri in northeastern Kenya, Abdullah Mohamed is known as “that mentally disturbed man”.

“It is difficult to be normal after you have watched your entire life’s savings get wiped out before your eyes,” said Ibrahim Abdi, assistant chief of the village. “We are Somalis, we look after each other,” explained Abdi, so the village shares their rations with Mohamed’s family.