A majority of residents in Turkana County are engaging in pastoralism despite the harsh conditions of inadequate pasture and water scarcity. Ekai Nabenyo, born and brought up in Turkana County mobilized student-elites in his village in the year 2012 in an attempt to form a Community Based Organization.
As a result, Locodein Community Based Organization was established and resolved to no longer look at the past injustices faced by the people in this community but to step in and make a difference. Their areas of focus are Youth Empowerment, Environmental Conservation and Community Development.
Ekai and his team are currently in the process of setting up an organization by the name Article 43 which will exist to empower communities in Northern Kenya and enable vulnerable community members to venture into sustainable Income Generating Activities that will economically empower them.
At age 23, he is already a distinguished youth leader in his community. In 2014, he was named one of the 2014 Spark Change Makers by Australia-based Spark International because of the marvelous community empowerment work that he does which has seen his organization grow from strength to strength.