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Title: Resettling internally displaced persons in rift valley province of Kenya, a case study of idp camps in Nakuru district
Authors: Robinson, Akaka Alianda
Keywords: Resettling
displaced persons
Nakuru district
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: This study was to establish the major challenges that face the resettlement of internally displaced persons in Nakuru district. The study was based on three objectives. That to establish the challenges in resettling internally displacement persons, find the challenges encountered by the government in resettlement process and assess the efforts of the non-governmental organizations. The review of literature indicated that although there are many scholars who have written about election related displacement in Kenya, none had mentioned the inherent challenges of resettling people after violence. The study therefore was focused on unearthing the major challenges that have hampered resettlement efforts. The study wads undertaken in Nakuru district and targeted the IDPs in the camps with a sample size of 80,Simple random sampling technique was used to select the respondents .The major tools of data collection were questionnaires and focused group discussion. The data was both qualitative and quantitative. The study found that majority of the IDPs were not satisfied with the governments efforts (3 6.6%) and suggested a change of strategy (76.5 %).The initiatives by the NGOs was applauded, mainly the Red Cross society of Kenya (60.3%) From the findings of the study, the researcher concluded that the overall resettlement plan has not succeeded and recommended that there is need to harmonize the activities of all the stakeholders involved in the resettlement to foster reconciliation.
Description: A research thesis submitted to the school of post graduate studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Masters of Conflict Resolution and Peace Building of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Masters of Conflict Resolution and Peace Building - Main Campus

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