The purpose of the study was to examine the causes of increased poverty levels in Kajiado
district in Kenya. The study was carried out upon the background that about 60% of the
households of Kajiado district are living below the poverty line and this was according to the
analysis of the NGOs operating in Kajiado district. The findings of the study revealed that;
the households of Kajiado district are in poverty because they are ignorant of change due to
their cultural rigidity, unfavorable climatic conditions, lack of education among most these
households which limits their employment capacity and also due to the presence of
illV/AIDS epidemic which creates a dependency syndrome among these households
The research design of the study was based on sample survey and cross sectional study
design where primary and secondary data described and analyzed to give the magnitude of
the study. Data was collected using primary data designs where qualitative data was sought
using interviews, observation and focus group discussion methods and quantitative data
sought through questionnaires. Secondary data was gathered through documentary review
from different libraries. A sample size of eighty respondents was used where by ten NGOs
representatives and ten government representatives from the ministry of special planning and
disaster preparedness were involved and also ten household representatives per every location
participated in the study.
Community should be sensitized and empowered to abandon negative practices in their
culture such as polygamous marriage, discrimination against women and cultural rigidity,
which has dragged them back in issues to do with development.
The community should also be informed about the importance of trimming their large herds
of indigenous breed of cattle and replace them with manageable number of cattle given the
conditions of the area. This community should also be helped to engage in other means of
income generating activities that can withstand the dry conditions of the area such as drought
resistant crops and any other economic activities apart from solely depending on livestock keeping.
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