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Nkika Mtutua’s home in Kenya’s Maasai heartlands looks pretty similar to those of his neighbors. His earthy-colored, single-story house is built in a traditional style, known as a Manyatta, but it has many hidden powers. It has lighting. And a water tap. And a toilet. And a stove that doesn’t spew smoke.
Mtutua, a 45-year-old cow- and sheepherder, lives in what is known as an Eco Manyatta, a customized home equipped with solar panels, a water harvester, a biogas stove and an eco-toilet. Nina Kosen Soila, a 21-year-old Kenyan student, founded the Eco Manyatta Africa project earlier this year.
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