Kenya: How This Kenya Fishing Co-Op Went From Treading Water to Riding Waves


Nairobi — When Etabo Lopeyo Lotonia was attacked by a crocodile while fishing in Lake Turkana, members of his social enterprise group put aside all the day’s tasks to ensure he received treatment.

Unfortunately, it was too late. Lotonia had suffered serious wounds, and died while being taken, on a motorbike, to one of the health facilities in northern Kenya.

To show their collective respect, the group contributed from their bank account to help Lotonia’s family pay for the funeral.

“There have been more than five similar attacks this year. The last incident happened last week (early September 2020) at Longech village,” says Philip Etabo Eyanae, the enterprise manager at the Naremiet Beach Management Co-operative.