"In the 1800s, the Masai began fighting among themselves over water and grazing rights. Many Masai warriors died in these wars. Long period without rain followed during which many Masai cattle died. Th Masai socitey was weaken by these events.In 1815, a man named shaka Zulu became chief of the zulu territory. As the Zulu conquered other peoples, they made them Zulu as well. Shaka Zulu held umlimited power.