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For most Kenyans, mention of LODWAR conjures up remote and outlandish images of the badlands, an aberrant place where anything could befall you. And the Turkana District capital is, to put it mildly, a wild town – unformed and incongruous in this searing wilderness. During the 1980s it became Kenya's desert boom town, the lake's fishing, the possibility of oil discoveries and the new road from Kitale all encouraging inward migration. While Turkana people have always predominated, Luo and Luhya also arrived in search of opportunities. With the exhaustion of farming country in the south, Lodwar …
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