Blind man of El Molo – drinking water from Lake Turkana brings many health problems to El Molo population, Kenya

 

 

Peoples of Kenya

The El Molo

The El Molo are the smallest ethnic group in Kenya, numbering about 300 people. They live on lava rock of the southeast shore of Lake Turkana. Their dwellings resemble igloos, built from what scrub vegetation of the volcanic wasteland has to offer.

The tiny population fishes the lake for giant Nile perch; occasionally they hunt crocodiles and hippos. The El Molo drink water directly from the lake which brings them many medical problems.

Despite these people suffer badly from lack of food and fresh water, they seldom show desperation in their faces.

See other tribes of Kenya: Kikuyu, Maasai, Samburu, Turkana

Photographs by Frantisek Staud


 Little El Molo boy at the shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Little El Molo child in mother’s arms, El Molo bay of Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Boy and fish, El Molo people at Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Shy El Molo woman in bright orange blanket, Kenya
 Shy El Molo woman in bright orange blanket, Kenya
 Shy El Molo woman in bright orange blanket, Kenya
 Blind man of El Molo – drinking water from Lake Turkana brings many health problems to El Molo population, Kenya
 El Molo woman with bead necklaces decorations, Kenya
 Elderly El Molo woman with traditional tribal decorations, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo child with mother, El Molo bay of Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Elderly El Molo woman with bead necklaces around her neck, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Blind man of El Molo – drinking water from Lake Turkana brings many health problems to El Molo population, Kenya
 Elderly El Molo woman with traditional tribal decorations, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Woman and grandchild, El Molo people at Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo woman with elaborated bead necklaces, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Turkana girl living with El Molo people at Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Boy in El Molo village by Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo woman with elaborated bead necklaces, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Elderly El Molo woman, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Turkana girl living with El Molo people at Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Traditionally decorated El Molo woman, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo children in village local school, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo children in village local school, El Molo bay of Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo children in village school, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo people work hard breaking shore stones to build a fish storage house in their village, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Children of El Molo tribe work hard breaking shore stones to build a fish storage house in their village, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo people work hard breaking shore stones to build a fish storage house in their village, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Children of El Molo tribe work hard breaking shore stones to build a fish storage house in their village, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo people work hard breaking shore stones to build a fish storage house in their village, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Children of El Molo tribe work hard breaking shore stones to build a fish storage house in their village, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Children of El Molo tribe work hard breaking shore stones to build a fish storage house in their village, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo people work hard breaking shore stones to build a fish storage house in their village, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo children with palm tree rafts and morning catch, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Antonela and Clair building new house on the Lake Turkana shore, Kenya
 Children of El Molo tribe in their fishing village at the shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya
 Fisherman village of El Molo people, El Molo Bay, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo woman with traditional coloured beads bringing water from Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo woman with traditional coloured beads bringing water from Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo people drink water directly from Lake Turkana, which causes them many medical problems, Kenya
 El Molo girl with bead necklaces and padlock key around her neck, Lake Turkana shore, Kenya
 El Molo people in their village on the shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo fishing village on the shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo woman and child inside her house, El Molo Bay on the shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo boy washing up in front of his hut, Lake Turkana, Kenya
 El Molo woman and child inside her house, El Molo Bay on the shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya

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