There is increasing recognition that without security there can be no development. Insecurity hinders socio-economic growth in different ways: threats to physical security, the absence of safe living environments, dangers that prevent people from achieving sustainable livelihoods, and the impact upon health and education services. This is supported by a United Nations Report (1992:6) which states that, among other things ‘crime impairs the overall development of nations, undermines spiritual and
Kenya: Food Secure or Insecure? Kenya has an extremely diverse nature to it. On one hand, Kenya has an unemployment rate of 40 percent and 43 percent of the people living in Kenya are impoverished, and on the other hand Kenya has a plateau region that is very fertile and the people in Kenya grow a variety of agriculture products, such as beef, eggs, poultry, coffee, tea, corn, wheat, and sugarcane. Even though Kenya has some fertile land, they have been experiencing a severe drought that continues
the Kenya has been facing severe food insecurity problems. These are depicted by a high proportion of the population having no access to food in the right amounts and quality. Official estimates indicate over 10 million people are food insecure with majority of them living on food relief. Since not every person is able to access the relief food, the government has come up with ways to ensure that is able to curb drought so as to increase the level of farm production and solve food insecurity problems
INEQUALITY IN KENYA INTRODUCTION After independence, the few educated Kenyans easily acquired wealth, without competition, and major changes since then has spawned few rich people because this group perfected ways of ensuring that wealth does not leak out, including marrying among themselves. Distribution of benefits of economic growth has been one of Kenya’s biggest challenges in its quest for long term prosperity and stability putting the suitability of the trickle-down economics that Presidents
influence individuals to radicalization. Kenya has long been characterized by frequent insecurity concerns ranging from intercommunity conflicts, violence, crime, to terrorism. Consequently, this has always deepened societal insecurities hence deterring the Kenya’s long-term socio-economic growth. The current state of Kenya’s insecurity is jeopardized by radicalization of massive groups of youths in various regions. This paper focuses on de-radicalization in Kenya. The paper assesses the factors that
Topic Underlying Causes of Inter-Ethnic Conflict in Samburu County, Kenya Background Inter-ethnic conflict is one of the major problems facing most Kenya community and mostly the nomadic communities. Inter-ethnic conflicts involving pastoralists have become widespread and increasingly severe in the northern region of Kenya. Conflict has often resulted in severe disruption of social and economic development. It has also constrained efforts to reduce or end poverty and sustain basic human rights.
objective in the agricultural sector. A recent research showed that over 10million people are food insecure with majority of these people living on food relief. The government of Kenya with the support of various organizations has worked to ensure that the Kenyans are food secure. In 2008, the Kenyan government launched the Kenya Vision 2030 which was a long-term development blueprint for the country. Its objective ia mainly to create a globally competitive and prosperous country with a high quality of
Ethnic groups' conflict Pastoralist Community Initiative And Development Assistance (PACIDA )highlights the insecurity as a consequence of race for the limited water and pasture in Marsabit area of Kenya (East Africa). Their report of the situation in Marsabit in 2009 indicated that within Marsabit, "security has been a major problem. Over the past months in the cause of the year, series of cattle rustling and loss of human lives was quiet frequent, especially in Marsabit. Over range of four month
“Food is a basic need and a human right. For effective development of human resources, the basic health, food and nutrition requirements of the people must be met. Investing in people means investing in their health and the removal of their food insecurity.” This is important for any government since hungry and malnourished people cannot be expected to be productive. Unfortunately, this is the reality in Africa and particularly sub-Saharan Africa where recurrent perennial drought has led to massive
Famine in Four Countries Kenya Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Faced with devastating, debilitating droughts, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen struggle to cope with famine, an obstacle that hinders all people within the nation. In Somalia, over 2.9 million people are at risk because of famine. In Yemen, 18.8 million are in need of assistance, and in South Sudan, over 40% of the population is in need of food urgently, while 100,000 are in imminent danger of death by starvation.