restricted access Pastoral Production in Colonial Kenya: Lessons from the Past?

This article examines the troubled course of attempts to modernize and control pastoral production in Kenya over the last hundred years. It begins with an overview of changes in pastoralism to provide context and then gives more detailed consideration to the failure of colonial attempts to manage livestock resources. Finally, it discusses recent developments in relation to the past. It argues that study of pastoralism’s past offers valuable lessons and provides insights into its present and possible future.