Research Papers/Topics in History

REWRITING WOMEN INTO GHANAIAN HISTORY 1950-1966

ABSTRACT Ghana today enjoys the presence of a multiplicity of voluntary organisations majority of which claim to be dedicated to women’s welfare and empowerment. These groups or movements operate in a rather calm and tolerant political atmosphere and enjoy the benefits of access to and a relatively easy means of information dissemination. How different was the situation in the 1950s and early years after independence when the main focus and attention of Ghanaians particularly,...

Motor Speech Skills In Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Case Study Of Karatina Special School

This is a case study on motor speech skills in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The objectives of this study were to identify the types of speech impairments in children with CP, to describe the impact of impaired motor skills on speech development in the children and to analyze the effects of speech impairment on their psychosocial development. Motor Speech Theory as proposed by Lieberman and Mattingly (1985) was used to guide and explain the findings of this study. The study was do...

Print Media Portrayal Of Islam And Muslims And Its Influence On Christian-muslim Relations In Nairobi County, Kenya

This study focuses on print media portrayal of Islam and Muslims and its influence on Christian-Muslim relations in Nairobi County. Islam has been accused of encouraging violence and Muslims perceived as people who thrive in violence. Islam enjoins its members to embrace peace and harmonious inter- faith coexistence. Print media as a powerful source of Christians’ knowledge about Islam and Muslims could have led to shaping of the opinion. The objectives of the study are:  to eval...

Evolution And Activities Of Jeshi La Embakasi Movement In Kenya; 1992-2010.

The study was undertaken to investigate the evolution and activities of Jeshi la Embakasi in the period1992-2010.This study sought to achieve the following research objectives; To examine the background history of vigilante groups in Kenya 1992-2010, To investigate the origin and activities of Jeshi la Embakasi Movement in Kenya 1992-2010 and to interrogate the change in the organization of Jeshi la Embakasi Movement 1992-2010. The study was guided by the Rational Choice theory and ...

The Transformation Of Circumcision And Masculinity Among The Agikuyu Of Kiambu, 1945-2008

THE TRANSFORMATION OF CIRCUMCISION AND MASCULINITY AMONG THE AGIKUYU OF KIAMBU, 1945-2008 Rites of passage are very significant in many African societies. They mark a critical stage in a person’s life. Of the many rites of passage that exist, circumcision is common. Traditionally, the practice entailed elaborate procedures that required early planning and was accompanied with specific rituals. However, circumcision has undergone major transformation overtime. This study analyz...

The Catholic Justice And Peace Commission And Conflicts Management In Turkana County.1960- 2015

This chapter provides a general background to the study. It concludes by examining the reality of conflicts as experienced from four levels; global, regional, sub-regional and local perspectives. These levels of conflicts transformed in nature and frequency throughout this period due to emerging issues in the world social system. Conflict is a manifest action of structural inequity and unequal distribution of power and resources (Nathan1998). It is a situation where at least two identifi...

The Akamba Land Tenure System And Its Impacts On Women’s Land Ownership In Masinga Division, 1895-2010.

This thesis looks at the Akamba land tenure system and its impact on women’s ownership of land in masinga division. The research acknowledges the critical importance of land reform in Kenya as a country that inherited colonially structured and unequal land ownership patterns. However, there are limits to state-led, masculinised and politicized land reform when women , as gendered subjects in government policies and as a social category are not considered in the...

The Transformation Of An African Religious Movement: A Case Of The Akurinu Of Kandara Sub-County In Murang’a County, Kenya, 1926-2000

ABSTRACT This study seeks to investigate the history, practices and transformation of the Akurinu movement, a religious group that emerged in Kandara sub-County, Murang’a County in Central Kenya in the 1920s. Its emergence was as a response to the socio-economic, political, and religio-cultural conflict caused by British colonial administration and the teachings of western Christian Missionaries in Gikuyu land. In the colonial period the Akurinu movement became withdrawn from the soci...

Cultural Continuity And Change: A Historical Study On Music And Dance Among The Bukusu Of Bungoma County, Kenya, Circa 1900 – 2012

ABSTRACTTraditional Bukusu music and dance have suffered an authenticity crisis since the 20th century. This, we found out, has been as a result of globalization that has seen the adaptation and appropriation of Bukusu folk melodies and dance styles. Of significant influence on Bukusu music and dance have been the activities of colonialists, acculturation and the post- colonial socio-economic, political and cultural dynamics. Innovation and advances in media technology have also greatly impac...

Social-Economic Relations Between Nubians And The Ameru Of Meru County; 1925-2014

ABSTRACTRelations between communities in Kenya have been at the center stage of political, social and economic debate, and the Nubians have not been an exception. Nubian community landed in various parts of Africa during the colonial period. In 1900s, many of the Nubians came into East Africa as British soldiers under the command of Fredrick Lugard. In East Africa, majority settled in Uganda and Kenya. In Kenya, the Nubians first settled mainly in Kibera, from where they dispersed to other re...

Gender Labour Relations In Selected Industries In Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya, 1945 - 2010

This study examined gender labour relations in some manufacturing industries in Thika, Kiambu County. It mainly focused on the formal industries, covering the period between 1945 and 2010. The study was guided by three objectives with first one examining the historical development of industries within Thika Town Constituency between 1945 and 1963. The second objective focused the effect of those industries on gender relations from 1963 to 1985 whereas the third objective&n...

Evolution And Growth Of Coffee Cooperative Societies In Kipkelion, Kericho County, Kenya: 1923 – 2012

The coffee cooperative sector by tradition has been organized into cooperatives in order to enhance its effectiveness and facilitate regulation. Cooperatives account for an estimated 65 percent of the coffee sector in Kenya. However in the last two decades beginning 1990, in the era of liberalization the ability of the coffee cooperative societies to deliver economic value to its members has raised a lot of concerns and debate. This is mainly because, coffee productio...

Agricultural Change Among The Keiyo Of Elgeyo Marakwet County, 1894-1990

This study focused on agricultural change among the Keiyo of Elgeyo-Marakwet County in the period between 1894- 1990. It examined the pre-colonial era in order to determine the Keiyo people’s knowledge about their agriculture and to help bring out the changes that came in with the advent of colonialism. The study examines how the capitalist economy established by British colonialism altered the pre-existing modes and relations of production in Keiyo. By analyzing th...

The Role Of Culture In Cross-Border Conflicts Between The Maasai And The Kuria Of Western Kenya, 1920-1963)

ABSTRACTIt is a historical fact that most Kenyan communities are hounded by actual or potential ethnic conflicts. Kenya comprises of many ethnic communities that are religiously shaped by their cherished cultures which influence their behavior and conduct. This study analyses the contribution or role of culture in the frequent cross-border conflicts between the Maasai and the Kuria communities from 1920 to 1963. The need to carry out this research arose due un-ending cross-border conflicts be...

Ethnicity And Politics In Nairobi County C. 1907 - 2002

ABSTRACTVarious studies have captured different aspects of politics in colonial and post-independent Kenya. While these studies have contributed to our understanding of political processes and democratic transitions in Kenya, there are still some issues in Kenya’s politics that have not been given adequate scholarly attention and therefore require further investigation. In order to have a comprehensive analysis of Kenya’s political processes, there’s a need to investigate how ethnicity ...


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