Clashing Tribes and Shrinking Grassland as Kenyan Airport Sparks Property Boom

May 14, 2019

ISIOLO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting on a roadside boulder at the edge of Kenya’s Isiolo airport, six young men engage in a friendly argument over what speed an airplane reaches on takeoff.

As they debate the numbers, there is one thing they agree on: the new international airport has brought opportunities they never imagined in this once sleepy town in northern Kenya.

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