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13 Feb 2021

The slaughter of donkeys for the Chinese black market is devastating nomadic communities in Kenya

Reporter

To Kenya now and nomadic communities in its poorest region have fallen victim to Chinese appetites: donkey meat is both a delicacy in China and is used in its medicine.

Donkey theft is increasingly attractive to criminal gangs as meat and hides fetch large sums.

But for locals, donkeys are a vital means of transport so now they are fighting back against the thieves.