Effects of Conflict on the Delivery of Social Services. A Case Study of Kyuso District Eastern Kenya.

ABSTRACT 

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 observations’ 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.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION A

DECLARATION B ii

APPROVAL SHEET

DEDICATION iv

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS v

TABLE OF CONTENTS vi

LIST OF TABLES ix

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS x

ABSTRACT xii

CHAPTER ONE 1

INTRODUCTION 1

Background to the study 1

Statement of the problem 3

Purpose of the Study 4

Objectives 4

General Objective 4

Specific objectives 4

Research Questions 4

Significance of the study 4

Scope of Study 5

Content scope 5

Geographical scope 6

Time Frame 6

Theoretical Framework 6

Key Definitions 11

CHAPTER TWO 12

LITERATURE REVIEW 12

Introduction 12

Conceptual Framework 12

The services affected by the conflicts 13

Health 13

Education Sector 16

People affected by conflicts in accessing service 17

Children 17

Women 19

Government Intervention towards services Affected by the Conflicts 20

In education sector 20

Ethical Considerations 24

Interventions in the Health Sector 25

Disarmament Interventions 29

Methods of delivering the services in such violent - tone areas: 31

CHAPTER THREE 33

METHODOLOGY 33

Introduction 33

Study design 33

Study population 33

Sample Framework 33

Sample Size 33

Sample Techniques 34

Sampling Procedures 35

Methods of Data Collection 36

Sources of data 37

Data Processing 37

Data Analysis 38

Ethical Procedures 38

Limitations 39

CHAPTER FOUR 40

PRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE FINDINGS 40

Introduction 40

Socio - Demographic background 40

Age of respondents 40

Sex of respondents 41

Common Forms of Conflicts 41

Cases of Cattle Rustling 41

Key perpetrators of Conflict 42

Factors for the Increased Prevalence of Conflicts 42

Socio - Cultural Factors 43

Legal Factors 43

Lack of commitment by government 44

Effects of conflicts on the Social Service Delivery 44

Effects on social-economic 44

Effects on material health 45

Effects on the family planning 46

Effects on STDs and AIDs prevention 48

CHARPTER FIVF~ 49

SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR FINDINGS, RECOMMENNDATIONS AND 49

CONCLUSIONS 49

Introduction 49

Summary of the Findings 49

Recommendations 50

Recommendations to the government 51

Recommendations to the Civil Society Organizations 51

Recommendations to the International Community 53

General recommendations 54

Area for future research 55

Conclusions 55

REFERENCES 57

APPENDICES 60

APPENDIX I: QUESTIONNAIRE 60

APPENDIX II: INTERVIEW GUIDE 63


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APA

Consults, E. & SYENGO, P (2023). Effects of Conflict on the Delivery of Social Services. A Case Study of Kyuso District Eastern Kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-conflict-on-the-delivery-of-social-services-a-case-study-of-kyuso-district-eastern-kenya-2

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Consults, Education, and PETER SYENGO "Effects of Conflict on the Delivery of Social Services. A Case Study of Kyuso District Eastern Kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 09 Jan. 2023, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-conflict-on-the-delivery-of-social-services-a-case-study-of-kyuso-district-eastern-kenya-2. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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Consults, Education, and PETER SYENGO . "Effects of Conflict on the Delivery of Social Services. A Case Study of Kyuso District Eastern Kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Jan. 2023. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-conflict-on-the-delivery-of-social-services-a-case-study-of-kyuso-district-eastern-kenya-2 >.

Chicago

Consults, Education and SYENGO, PETER . "Effects of Conflict on the Delivery of Social Services. A Case Study of Kyuso District Eastern Kenya." Afribary (2023). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-conflict-on-the-delivery-of-social-services-a-case-study-of-kyuso-district-eastern-kenya-2