Kenyan warriors hunt cash not lions in Maasai Olympics

Tipape Lekatoo, a Maasai Moran from Mbirikani Manyatta, competes in a traditional high-jump event during the 2018 Maasai Olympics at the Sidai Oleng Wildlife Sanctuary, at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, near the Kenya-Tanzania border in Kimana, Kajiado, Kenya December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

KIMANA, Kenya (Reuters) – Young Kenyan warriors are no longer pursuing lions to show off their hunting prowess and bravery, they are competing for cash prizes in javelin throwing at the Maasai Olympics instead. “We have changed the outdated lion hunting culture, as there was a time before the Maasai Olympics when we were killing […]

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