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dc.contributor.advisorFelistus Kinyanjuien_US
dc.contributor.advisorBoniface Muokaen_US
dc.contributor.authorThuranira, Robert Marete
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-23T08:52:15Z
dc.date.available2021-09-23T08:52:15Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/22617
dc.descriptionA Thesis Submitted to the School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of the Degree of Master of Arts (Peace And Conflict Management) of Kenyatta University. June, 2021en_US
dc.description.abstractSince independence, land disputes have been a major source of conflict in Kenya. Land disputes have an ethnic component. Land conflicts can even arise amongst members of the same family or clan. Between 1998 and 2008, this study looked at the role of community elders in resolving land issues in Kenya, specifically in Rongai Sub-County, Nakuru County. The study's particular goals were as follows: to investigate the role played by the community elders in resolving land conflicts in Rongai Sub-County, to assess the effectiveness of community elders in resolving land conflicts in Rongai SubCounty, and to examine ways of strengthening the role of community elders in resolving land-related conflicts. The study was guided by the theory of protracted social conflict and social capital theory. Descriptive survey research design guided the study. Nakuru County was picked purposively due to the violent clashes that have occurred in the area in the past. Rongai Sub-County was randomly selected from all the sub-counties in Nakuru County. A total of 151 participants were selected out of 500 entities for the study using a simple random method. Quantitative data was collected using semi-structured questionnaires while Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) and In-Depth Interviews (IDIs) were used to collect qualitative data. Quantitative data analysis was done using SPSS version 22.0. This software allowed the researcher to generate the statistics which were represented in form of tables, graphs, pie charts and lastly regression. Qualitative data from IDIs and FGDs was cleaned and coded into the Nvivo Software Version 10.0 using emerging themes which identified repetition of the expressed opinions on the questions. The analysis was then done based on key patterns, insight, and associations which triangulated and validated the information. The study indicated that majority of the respondents (96%) felt that the elders played the role of offering a quick conflict resolution. Another (44%) felt that elders play a significant role in the mediation of landrelated matters. A total of 151 respondents felt that elders were effective in conflict resolution by offering a quick conflict management mechanism. On the other hand, strengthening the role played by elders included training, getting support from government administrators, joint meetings arranged by government administrators and support by the civil society in providing adequate training on conflict resolution methods. In addition to that, the roles played by elders were also supplemented by training from churches on conflict resolution pertaining land-related matters, involving school head-teachers, working with government leaders and Elders given a formal forum for resolving land-related conflict. The researcher recommended that the institutions should support elders in addressing land conflicts. The government should support community in form of official recognition and financial backing. Politicians should be urged to refrain from ethnic slamming that could lead to ethnic clashes in Rongai SubCounty foster peace within the areaen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Eldersen_US
dc.subjectLand Conflictsen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectNakuru Countyen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subject1998 –2008en_US
dc.titleCommunity Elders Involvement in Resolving Land Conflicts in Kenya: Case of Nakuru County, Kenya, 1998 –2008en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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