Young Initiates Involvement in Inter-Clan Conflict Management and Resolution in Todonyang Sub-Location, Turkana County, 2013 To 2017

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Ongaga, Jeremiah Nyandigisi
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Kenyatta University
Globally conflict has been part and parcel of human interactions since time immemorial. Thomas Hobbes in his hypothetical state of nature argues that human are bound to conflict due to pride, passion and competition. Since conflict is inevitable in life, human beings must come up with strategies towards resolving disputes whenever they arise. Conflict resolution remains a crucial asset for peace and stability. Inter-clan conflicts have at best prevented people from developing their bountiful human and natural potential. Conflicts have given rise to conditions of near hopelessness. Communities in Kenya have co-existed peacefully since their migrations and settlement. The youth constitute 60% of the world population. By virtue of their numerical superiority the youth are both the greatest victims of war and the greatest beneficiaries of peace. Their involvement in peace building and resolution cannot be underestimated. This is especially true among pastoral communities. This study examined the role played by young initiates in Todonyang’ sub-location Turkana County in conflict resolution and management between 2013 and 2017. The target population were the new initiates who are transiting to adulthood through a rite of passage known as Atapan ceremony in Turkana community. The study sought to establish the level of young initiates’ participation in conflict resolution and management in Todonyang sub-location in Turkana County between 2013 and 2017. The first objective of this study was to trace the root causes of inter-clan conflicts in Todonyang’ sub-location. The nature of young initiates’ involvement in inter-clan conflict resolution was assessed. Finally this study analyzed the challenges faced by the young initiates’ in inter-clan conflict resolution in Todonyang sub-location in the period under study. To achieve its intended objectives the study consulted both primary and secondary data. This study was conducted using descriptive survey design to establish the role of young initiates’ in peace and conflict management in Turkana County. Using simple random sampling technique the researcher interviewed 300 respondents from the area under study. The study made use of questionnaires and interview guide in data collection. The researcher employed both quantitative and qualitative method of data analysis. This study was anchored on the social identity analytical approach.
A Research Project Submitted to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of the Degree of Masters of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Management of Kenyatta University, June, 2021
Young Initiates Involvement, Inter-Clan, Conflict Management, Resolution, Todonyang Sub-Location, Turkana County, 2013 To 2017