As Grasslands Dwindle, Kenya’s Shepherds Seek Urban Pastures
As Grasslands Dwindle, Kenya’s Shepherds Seek Urban Pastures

Alan Lemayian, 27, steps over trash his cattle graze along a road in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Cattle wait for a truck to proceed through a roundabout on a highway in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Cattle wait for a truck to proceed through a roundabout on a highway in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

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 A cow grazes in front of Langata Cemetery in Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

A cow grazes in front of Langata Cemetery in Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Alan Lemayian, 27, keeps watch as his cattle graze along a highway in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Alan Lemayian, 27, keeps watch as his cattle graze along a highway in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Alan Lemayian, 27, watches his cattle move through Ngong Forest in Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Alan Lemayian, 27, watches his cattle move through Ngong Forest in Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 A boy watches as cattle are moved home after grazing in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

A boy watches as cattle are moved home after grazing in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Jane Tara, 29, milks a cow at her family's home in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Mrs. Tara is a part of a group of Masai herders that move cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is to dry too raise livestock.

Jane Tara, 29, milks a cow at her family's home in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Mrs. Tara is a part of a group of Masai herders that move cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is to dry too raise livestock.

 A group of Masai homes in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

A group of Masai homes in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 The Saiyanga family has morning tea at their home in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

The Saiyanga family has morning tea at their home in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Cattle walk down a road in Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, on their way to a field on the slum's outskirts in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Cattle walk down a road in Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, on their way to a field on the slum's outskirts in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle cross a creek in Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, on their way to a field on the slum's outskirts in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle cross a creek in Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, on their way to a field on the slum's outskirts in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle as they move to a field to graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle as they move to a field to graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Cattle graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Cattle graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

 Cattle are driven home to their sheds in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Cattle are driven home to their sheds in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

As Grasslands Dwindle, Kenya’s Shepherds Seek Urban Pastures
 Cattle wait for a truck to proceed through a roundabout on a highway in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
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 A cow grazes in front of Langata Cemetery in Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 Alan Lemayian, 27, keeps watch as his cattle graze along a highway in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 Alan Lemayian, 27, watches his cattle move through Ngong Forest in Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 A boy watches as cattle are moved home after grazing in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 Jane Tara, 29, milks a cow at her family's home in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Mrs. Tara is a part of a group of Masai herders that move cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is to dry too raise livestock.
 A group of Masai homes in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 The Saiyanga family has morning tea at their home in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 Cattle walk down a road in Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, on their way to a field on the slum's outskirts in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle cross a creek in Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, on their way to a field on the slum's outskirts in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle as they move to a field to graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 Cattle graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
 Cattle are driven home to their sheds in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.
As Grasslands Dwindle, Kenya’s Shepherds Seek Urban Pastures

Alan Lemayian, 27, steps over trash his cattle graze along a road in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Cattle wait for a truck to proceed through a roundabout on a highway in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

A cow grazes in front of Langata Cemetery in Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Alan Lemayian, 27, keeps watch as his cattle graze along a highway in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Alan Lemayian, 27, watches his cattle move through Ngong Forest in Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

A boy watches as cattle are moved home after grazing in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Jane Tara, 29, milks a cow at her family's home in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Mrs. Tara is a part of a group of Masai herders that move cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is to dry too raise livestock.

A group of Masai homes in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

The Saiyanga family has morning tea at their home in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 1, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Cattle walk down a road in Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, on their way to a field on the slum's outskirts in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle cross a creek in Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, on their way to a field on the slum's outskirts in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Edwin Lekishon, 16, watches his cattle as they move to a field to graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Cattle graze on the outskirts of Kibera, Africa's biggest urban slum, in Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

Cattle are driven home to their sheds in the Langata neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on November 2, 2016. Masai herders move their cattle from southwestern Kenya to graze in Nairobi when the land is too dry to raise livestock.

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