Effects of conflict on the delivery of social services a case study of Kyuso District Eastern Kenya.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities
This study investigated effects of armed conflicts on delivery of social services in Kyuso District of Kenya. The region continue to experience intermittent conflict from Somali and Kambas. The specific study objectives include; to find out the services affected by the conflicts; to identify the people affected by conflicts in accessing services and to find new methods of delivering the services in such violence — tone areas. The literature indicates little success in resolving the conflict. The method for the study involved the use of questionnaires, interviews, and an obeservations source of data was qualitatively analyzed. The use of SSP techniques of analysis helped in establishing tables for easy interpretation and analysis. The study sample size was 200 respondents and sample technique used include simple random sampling and purposive. The major finding of the study indicate that cattle rustling and civil wars are the common forms of conflicts. The factor for the increased prevalence of conflicts are Socio — cultural factors, legal factors and lack of commitment by the government in resolving the conflict. Effects of the conflict manifest themselves in low levels of socio — economic development, poor health service delivery among others. The study recommends for concerted efforts by all stakeholders in bringing meaningful life to the effected people as in chapter five. The conflict vastly affect the welfare of children, women i.e the people of Kamba in Kyuso District.
A Thesis Presented to the school o Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Conflict Resolution and Peace -building
Conflict, Delivery of social services, Kyuso District, Eastern Kenya.