The economic impact of immigrants in Kenya The case of Eastleigh estate in Nairobi, Kenya (1991-2010)
Hassan, Adan Mohamed
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Migration is an action that impacts on the welfare of households, the host community, and in the end the whole economy in various ways. The economic implications of migration on the origin country are most often, though not always, sizable and positive but for the host country are diverse and sometimes detrimental to the social wellbeing of the host communities. Some of the economic benefits of hosting refugees are increased income from remittances, ability to smooth consumption, access to finance for starting a new business, as well as tapping on to the knowledge and resources provided by the international community of the immigrants. This study seeks to investigate the economic contribution of immigrants in Eastleigh estate of Nairobi Kenya. The issues to be examined are the livelihood strategies adopted by immigrants, how the economic activities adopted by the immigrants have affected revenue collection in the estate and ways in which the presence of the immigrants has impacted on the economic status of the Kenyan communities in Eastleigh estate. The study will be carried out in Eastleigh estate of Nairobi. A sample size of 100 respondents will be drawn from the target population using purposive sampling technique. The data will be collected using questionnaires and interview schedules and analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively using simple descriptive statistics and presented in form of tables, charts and interpreted in prose form.