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Title: Conflicts in pastoral communities and their economic implications :
Other Titles: a case of Marsabit central district of northern Kenya
Authors: Patrick, Katelo Issako
Keywords: Conflicts
pastoral communities
Economic implications
marsabit central
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: Over the years, conflict has remained the major cause of under-development in Northern Kenya. The Conventional causes i.e. scarcity of pasture, water, small arms proliferation e.t.c. appear to have no eminent solution due to the deteriorating climatic change and global warming with anarchy setting in the neighboring countries like Somalia and Ethiopia. The research focus to find out the socio political factors that influence inter-Tribal conflict and the Economic Implication among the pastoral communities. The research was conducted comparatively through a survey of Gadamoji and centra division in Marsabit Central district. A sample size of 150 respondents was drawn from the two divisions, Primary data was collected using questionnaires, observation, interviews and from existing secondary data. The sampling technique used was multi stage random cluster sampling for the general public and purposti e sampling for key public officers selected for the interviei~s. Using PRA tools Eke pair-wise ~anking, Venn diagram and conflict response index, the information gathered v~as analyzed and computed us~ng the Statistical Package for Social science (SPSS). Most conflicts occurred over sharing of scarce resources such as pasture and water as each community strive to access and control these resources. Due to district proximity to Ethiopia and Somalia border, It is easy for these con’n’unities t” acquire firearms, ~‘.‘hich are being smuggled from these countries hence heightening the severity of the conflict. Politics also plays a role as some political leaders instigate conflicts between the local communities through careless utterances and unequal distribution of resources. This is made worse by the fact that the culture of these communities allows raiding activities and reward raiders. The study therefore recommends that the society, government, churches, NGOs and other stakeholders should collaborate in order to find a lasting solution to these inter-tribal conflicts which have made it difficult for development actors to make interventions in this region.
Description: A thesis presented to the school of postgraduate studies and research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the Degree Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
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