The El Molo are the smallest ethnic group in Kenya, 25 persons in the seventy, 200 persons today. For some time now El Molo have been intermingling with their neighbours the Samburu and Turkana, and nowaday no-one still speaks the language of their forebears. They live on lava rock of the southeast shore of Lake Turkana. Their dwellings resemble " abandoned nests of ancient prehistoric birds" (Alberto Moravia)" , constructed with Dum palm (Hyphaene thebaica) fibres. This tiny population fishes the lake for Nile perch and tilapia: they occasionally hunt crocodiles and hippos.