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University of Nairobi (2020)

Effectiveness Of Cattle Rustling Mitigation Strategies Among Pastoral Communities : A Case Of Loima Sub County, Turkana County

Said, Fatma I

Titre : Effectiveness Of Cattle Rustling Mitigation Strategies Among Pastoral Communities : A Case Of Loima Sub County, Turkana County

Auteur : Said, Fatma I

Université de soutenance : University of Nairobi

Grade : Master of Arts in Sociology (Disaster Management ) 2020

Résumé partiel
Pastoralism is an activity of raising herds of animals for economic production that is done mostly in the Northern parts of Kenya and is within the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). The communities who live there have a long history of conflicts which revolves around natural resources like water, pasture and land. The limited resources and availability of arms has led to raiding which has become violent in the recent years. As such the study sought to understand the effectiveness of cattle rustling mitigation strategies among pastoral communities, a case of Loima Sub County in Turkana County. The study was guided by the following objectives : to assess the frequency of cattle rustling in Loima Sub County over the past five years ; to determine the values attached to cattle rustling by the Turkana and Pokot communities ; to assess the role of stakeholders in mitigating cattle rustling and to assess the effectiveness of cattle rustling mitigation efforts put in place over the past five years. The study adopted a descriptive survey with a study population comprising of 27 Key Informants and 112 members of the youth through focus group discussions. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and results presented in form of paragraphs, frequency tables, charts, graphs and narratives. The key findings of the study are that poverty is one of the reasons as to why conflict persisted in Loima Sub County. It was further established that changes in cultural settings which had been caused by a multiple of factors affecting these pastoralists had contributed to the prolonged and continued conflict. Revenge emanating from constant raids and violence was identified as a factor sustaining conflict in Turkana, while uneven disarmament initiatives by the government was also seen as encouraging acquisition of more and more arms in Loima Sub County. Proliferation of small arms and their availability in Loima prolonged and sustained conflict, as revealed by this study. Issues of governance were isolated by the residents of Loima to have led to the sustenance of the conflict.

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