Copying strategies of the people in arid and semi-arid areas have been previously examined by various scholars with the aim of exposing the problems that bedevil people in such areas. On the contrary, this work proves that there is a possibility of having economic opportunities and benefits in semi-arid areas. Such benefits, to a greater extent, make inhabitants to remain in their areas which, to outsiders, look appalling. In this regard, Dr. Mwaruvie explores the benefits of various socio-economic activities undertaken by the Mbeere people in the pre-colonial period in Kenya. He demonstrates that with proper exploitation of the environment, the Mbeere had an advantage over their neighbors who were well endowed with conducive socio-economic environments. This book is recommended for pre-colonial African economic history researchers, political economists, students of history in higher learning institutions and people with an interest in pre-colonial African history.