Ethnic conflicts in Kenya occur frequently, although most are minor skirmishes.
- Colonial Policies.
- Political Instigation.
- Availability of Land.
- Access to water and pasture resources.
- Loss of traditional grazing land.
- Cattle raiding in Kenya.
- Lack of alternative sources of livelihood.
- Fears of terrorists
Ethnic conflicts in Kenya occur frequently, although most are minor skirmishes. A significant increase in the severity of such conflicts between the various ethnic groups inhabiting the country was witnessed after the introduction of multi-party politics in the early 1990s, especially during the 2007–08 Kenyan crisis. Major conflicts have also led to exoduses of ethnic minority communities with roots in other geographical areas.