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Climate Migration: Kenyan Woman Loses Nearly All to Lake

Winnie Keben sits on her bed at Meisori village in Baringo County, Kenya, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Keben lost her leg to a crocodile attack, and that accident plus the loss of her home to rising water drove her and her family from their village. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Winnie Keben sits on her bed at Meisori village in Baringo County, Kenya, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Keben lost her leg to a crocodile attack, and that accident plus the loss of her home to rising water drove her and her family from their village. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
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Kampi Ya Samaki, Kenya (AP) -- Winnie Keben had felt blessed to be raising her children in her husband's childhood home in the community of Kampi ya Samaki - just over a quarter mile (500 meters) from the shoreline of Lake Baringo.

The vast freshwater lake buzzing with birds and aquatic life in the semi-arid volcanic region of Kenya's Great Rift Valley had long been an oasis. It attracted fishers and international tourists to the community, about a five-hour drive from Nairobi.