Pastoralist Development Network of Kenya (PDNK) was launched on 23rd of October 2003 to advocate for the rights and fundamental freedoms of pastoralist in Kenya. The network comprises pastoralist individuals, NGOs and CBOs and non- pastoralist organizations and agencies supporting pastoralist development in Kenya.The network draws its membership from four regions in Kenya namely: North Eastern (Garissa, Ijara, Mandera, Wajir, and Tanariver), Upper Eastern (Marsabit, Isiolo, Moyale, Samburu, Laikipia) North Rift (Turkana, West Pokot, Keiyo, Baringo, Marakwet) andSouth Rift (Kajiado, Narok, Nakuru, Transmara)
PDNK works to identify gaps in policies and laws that impact pastoralists in Kenya. Through community mobilization pastoralists generate issues relevant to their respective regions..
The report by KTN of the death of the nine month old child in North Eastern that succumbed to malnutrition complications broke the hearts of many Kenyans and demonstrated just how gloomy the future of the far flung and marginalised pastoralist children is.
In a rare event, over 500 women from Ijara District, Garissa County, on Tuesday came out in protest, claiming men have sidelined them in politicsears.