Lowland (Coastal) Zebu
Maintained on the east coast of Kenya..
All zebu cattle in Kenya, except the Boran and its derivatives, are referred to as Kenyan Zebu. The individual breeds are phenotypically heterogeneous, reflecting effects of the traditional cattle raids and counter-raids. The breeds or strains have tribal and ecological origins, which do not necessarily imply genetic differences. The Duruma are found on the east coast of Kenya. Details are not available. Originally these small East African cattle were believed to have descended from the recent introductions of zebu into Africa from Asia, and some may have ancestral linkages with cattle of the Large East African Zebu group (Rege and Tawah, 1999).