El Molo Tribe

El Molo Fishing

The El Molo are some of Kenya’s last remaining true hunter gatherers. They survive almost entirely on fishing, using nets made from a local doum palm fibre and simple log canoes. El Molo villages consist of small rounded huts made from dried lake weed and anchored with stones. The El Molo are locally regarded as gifted weavers of basketry and nets.

Modern medicine has recently caused growth in El Molo population, although intermarriage has meant that the tribe is increasingly becoming absorbed by the Turkana, and the Samburu, whose language they have adopted.

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