Kenyan warrior tribe drops into showground

On day one we had Icelandic sheep shearers, on day two we had a warrior tribe from Kenya, all part of the Great Yorkshire Show’s international appeal.

A group of Masai Warriors, from Kenya, visiting the Great Yorkshire Show.

Masai Mara tribesmen decided to head to the Harrogate showground on their day off during a UK tour to take a look at what England’s top farming showcase ids all about.

The tribe are travelling the country to raise cash for a schools programme in their native country.

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Daniel Mosiro, one of the tribesman, told The Yorkshire Post: “There are two kinds of tribes in Kenya and the Masai is one of them.

A group of Masai Warriors, from Kenya, visiting the Great Yorkshire Show.

“We used to be nomadic but now we tend to stay in one place with very little movement.

“We keep cattle and cattle are very important to us.

“Cows are a big part of our lifestyle, not just for milk and meat.”

Robin Brooke, who has helped organise the tour, said: “Clearly it is not suitable for children to walk three or four miles to school in a country where there are dangerous wild animals.

“We need money to pay for books, pencils etc, the real basics.”

The tribesmen and women treated show visitors to some close harmony signing in their native tongue and even enjoyed a cup of Yorkshire tea near to the president’s pavillion, as well as touring the show’s extensive cattle lines.