Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa

Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa

 

 

Editor: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi
Publisher: Research, CUEA, 2014

 

Table of Contents
Dedication………………………………………………………………………………………ii

Copyright………………………………………………………………………………………iii

List of Authors…………………………………………………………………………………iv
Introduction By Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi 1
Chapter 1 African Indigenous Ecological knowledge and Sustainable Development By Alloy S Ihuah 1
Chapter 2 Contesting Half a Century of Euro-American Feminised Cultural Imperialism in Contemporary Literary Scholarship By Hellen Roselyne L. Shigali 13
Chapter 3 Knowledge Management as Strategy in Higher Education: Exploring the prospects for Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa By Joseph M. Kavulya 24
Chapter 4 Conducting Postgraduate Research: Ethical Issues By Henry N. Kemoni 35
Chapter 5 Challenges of Carrying out Research in Universities in Nairobi, Kenya By Rebecca Oladipo 42
Chapter 6 Progress and Challenges in Ethnographic Research in Kenya since Independence Ochieng’ Philemon Nyamanga National Museums of Kenya 58
Chapter 7 Religion and Science Model, Rethinking the interdisciplinary Approach in Solving Multifaceted Challenges of Africa By Ijaola, Samson Oluwatope 70
Chapter 8 The Language Question and Education for All: The Kenyan Experience By Mary Wangechi Kamunyu 81
Chapter 9 Relationship between Psychological Contract Breach and Psychological Well Being among Health Workers By A.S. Okhakhume and A. Raji Muritala** 93
Chapter 10 Kiswahili after Fifty Years: The Need for Linguistic Re-engineering to Meet Global Demands By Clara Momanyi 105
The effieciency of brown algae in the bisorption 0f bications pb2+ and cu2+ from wastewater ByAyabei Kiplagat* and Lusweti Kituyi** 116
Chapter 12 Biosorption: An attractive alternative for Zn2+ and Cd2+ removal from wastewater By Ayabei Kiplagat and Lusweti Kituyi 124
Chapter 13 Synthesis and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Dodecyl trimethyl ammonium and N-(N, N-dimethylamino) propyl glucosylamine against Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus and Fusarium oxysporum cubens By T. Muhizi and N. Ishimwe 131
Chapter 14 The role of Catholic Universities in Africa in Lifting the Natural Resource Curse By Genevieve A. Mwayuli 142
Chapter 15 Fifty Years of Scholarship Achievement in the Fisheries Sector and Contribution in the National Development. By Okumu Makogola, Jane Kibwage and Sammy Macaria 152
Chapter 16 Emerging new farming practices and their impact on the management of woodlots in A1 resettlement areas of Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe By Njaya T and Mazuru N 162
Chapter 17 A Critical Perspective of Church Contributions to University Education and Human Development in Africa: The Nigerian Case By Ijaola, Samson Oluwatope 183
Chapter 18 Nigerian Rural women’s Attempts at Poverty Alleviation, Agriculture and Food Security By Flora Ntunde 202
The Politics of Citizenship for Women in African Patriarchal Societies and the Implications for the Girl ChildBy Joseph Muleka University of Nairobi, Kenya 213
Chapter 19 The role of non-governmental organizations in civic education: moving from a parochial to a participant political culture By Anne W. Kamau and Daniel O. Ogachi 224
Chapter 20 Empowerment of Girls through Education: A Study on the Approach of the Preventive System By Bernadette Sangma 232
Chapter 21 Women Perception as Poverty Reduction Initiative: Case of Kiogoro Division of Kisii County By Daniel Ogachi Oigo 238
Chapter 22 Discrimination experienced by higher institution female students with disabilities in selected higher institutions in Nigeria By Dr. Dada,Olubukola Christianah*, Oladele, Adetoun Olubanke**, Ogunwale, Oluwatoyin Racheal*** 251
Chapter 13 Access and opportunity for Lifelong learners in Africa Financing higher education in Africa in the last fifty years: The case of Kenya By Moses Wandera * 262
Chapter 14 The inconsistency of Nigeria’s education system and its implication for curriculum implementation By Asaaju, Olayemi Aderokun* 274

 

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New Book: Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa

Editor: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi

Publisher: Research, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Copyright

Published by

Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya

© Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed), 2013

 First Published in 2013

 All rights reserved

 ISBN978-996-015-65-5

Table of Contents

Dedication iii
Acknowledgement iv
List of Authors x

Introduction:
By Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi 1

Chapter 1
African Indigenous Ecological knowledge and Sustainable Development
By Alloy S. Ihuah 9

Chapter 2
Contesting Half a Century of Euro-American Feminised Cultural Imperialism in Contemporary Literary Scholarship
Hellen Roselyne L. Shigali 31

Chapter 3
Knowledge Management as Strategy in Higher Education: Exploring the prospects for Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa
Joseph M. Kavulya 42

Chapter 4
Conducting Postgraduate Research: Ethical Issues
Henry N. Kemoni 49

Chapter 5
Challenges of Carrying out Research in Universities in Nairobi, Kenya
Rebecca Oladipo 65

Chapter 6
Progress and Challenges in Ethnographic Research in Kenya since Independence
Ochieng’ Philemon Nyamanga 77

Chapter 7
Religion and Science Model, Rethinking the interdisciplinary Approach in Solving Multifaceted Challenges of Africa
Ijaola, Samson Oluwatope 88

Chapter 8
The Language Question and Education for All: The Kenyan Experience
Mary Wangechi Kamunyu 100

Chapter 9
Relationship between Psychological Contract Breach and Psychological Well Being among Health Workers
A. S. Okhakhume and A. Raji Muritala 112

Chapter 10
Kiswahili after Fifty Years: The Need for Linguistic Re-engineering to Meet Global Demands
Clara Momanyi 123

Chapter 11
The effieciency of brown algae in the bisorption 0f bications pb2+ and cu2+ from wastewater
Ayabei Kiplagat and Lusweti Kituyi 131

Chapter 12
Biosorption: An attractive alternative for Zn2+ and Cd2+ removal from wastewater
Ayabei Kiplagat and Lusweti Kituyi 138

Chapter 13
Synthesis and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Dodecyl trimethyl ammonium and N-(N, N-dimethylamino) propyl glucosylamine against Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus and Fusarium oxysporum cubens
T. Muhizi and N. Ishimwe 149

Chapter 14
The role of Catholic Universities in Africa in Lifting the Natural Resource Curse
Genevieve A. Mwayuli 159

Chapter 15
Fifty Years of Scholarship Achievement in the Fisheries Sector and Contribution in the National Development.
Okumu Makogola, Jane Kibwage and Sammy Macaria 169

Chapter 16
Emerging new farming practices and their impact on the management of woodlots in A1 resettlement areas of Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe
T. Njaya and N. Mazuru 189

Chapter 17
A Critical Perspective of Church Contributions to University Education and Human Development in Africa: The Nigerian Case
Ijaola, Samson Oluwatope 208

Chapter 18
Nigerian Rural women’s Attempts at Poverty Alleviation, Agriculture and Food Security
Flora Ntunde 218

Chapter 19
The Politics of Citizenship for Women in African Patriarchal Societies and the Implications for the Girl Child
Joseph Muleka 223

Chapter 20
The role of non-governmental organizations in civic education: moving from a parochial to a participant political culture
Anne W. Kamau and Daniel O. Ogachi 236

Chapter 21
Empowerment of Girls through Education: A Study on the Approach of the Preventive System
Bernadette Sangma 242

Chapter 22
Women Perception as Poverty Reduction Initiative: Case of Kiogoro Division of Kisii County
Daniel Ogachi Oigo 254

Chapter 23
Discrimination experienced by higher institution female students with disabilities in selected higher institutions in Nigeria
Dada, O. Christianah, Oladele, Adetoun Olubanke, Ogunwale, Oluwatoyin Racheal 254

Chapter 24
Access and opportunity for Lifelong learners in Africa Financing higher education in Africa in the last fifty years: the case of Kenya
Moses Wandera 265

Chapter 25
The inconsistency of Nigeria’s education system and its implication for curriculum implementation
Asaaju, Olayemi Aderokun 276

Chapter 26
Cultural communication for Plant conservation: the case of the Isukha living around Kakamega Forest
Genevieve A. Mwayuli 289

Chapter 27
The role of mathematics education in national development
Anyagh Igber Paul and Anyor Joseph Wuave 299

Chapter 28
The Implication of Metamorphic Paradigm of Kenya’s Education System Since 1963
Raphael Kiogora Kiugu, Lydia Cheruto Kipkoech and Albert Mugambi Rutere 304

Chapter 29
Philosophy of education and Africanization of secondary school curriculum in Kenya:
Joe M. Mwinzi 315

Chapter 30
Parental involvement: an untapped potential for transforming Special Needs Education in Zimbabwe.
Jane Mutasa 327

Chapter 31
Power, Education Equality and National Development
Folasade R. Sulaiman 343

Chapter 32
The Implementation of Universal Primary Education in Tanzania – Voices from the marginalized communities
John Chrisostom Pesha 348

Chapter 33
The Glaring Deficiency of Logical Connectors in the Writings of Kenyan Secondary School Students
Albert Mugambi Rutere, Moses Gatambuki Gathigia and Susan Mirigi 361

Chapter 34
‘This cook is very important’: editors speak on textbook development
Alice Kiai 373

Chapter 35
Politics in Post Independent Zimbabwe: From Optimism to Disillusionment
Felix Kiruthu, Peter Wekesa and Pius Kakai 397

Chapter 36
A Socio-historical Analysis of Women’s Political Participation in Kenya
Jacinta Ndambuki 411

Chapter 37
Inquiry-based learning as a life-long learning strategy for harnessing students’ achievement in geometric construction
Benjamin I. Imoko and Nguuma Jimin 426

Chapter 38
Election hotspots in 2013 Elections: A Case of Kajiado County
Linnet Hamasi 434

 Chapter 39
Challenges of mainstreaming gender in peace building efforts in Kenya: A case of the Sabaot community of Mt. Elgon District of Kenya
Aleso S. Wangamati, Kennedy Onkware and Janet Kassilly 447

 

 

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New Book: Politics, Governance and Development in Africa: Retrospection of Fifty Years of Self Rule

Edited by: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi

Copyright
Published by

Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya

© Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed), 2013

First Published in 2013

All rights reserved

ISBN: 978-9966-015-63-1

Table of Contents
Dedication ii
Copyright iii
Acknowledgement iv
List of Authors x
Introduction
Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi 1

Chapter 1
Electoral Governance after the 2013 Elections in Kenya: Current Challenges and Future Prospects
Maurice Amutabi and Mumo Nzau 4

Chapter 2
Reimagining a Nation, Remaking the State: The Case of Paul Kagame’s Rwanda
Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o 18

Chapter 3
Is Cultural Diversity Endangering Women’s Rights?
Mary Nyangweso-Wangila 37

Chapter 4
Evolving Radical Legal Strategies to Tackle Corruption: The key to Nigeria’s socio-economic Development
Osinibi Olusegun Michael 53

Chapter 5
Violence and its effects on informal settlenments in Kenya: A Strategy of Subduing the Slum People of Nairobi, Kenya
Maurice O. J. Omollo 64

Chapter 6
Managing Multicultural Diversities in Nigeria for Peace and Unity: The Role for the Mass Media
Jude Terna Kur, Fabian Ikechukwu Agudosy, John Aigbovbioise Orhewere and Bernard Bem Melladu 75

Chapter 7
Gender Dynamics and Tensions in African Public Sphere: Focus on Kenyan Women in Politics
Barasa Janet Nasambu Kassilly and Kennedy Onkware 96

Chapter 8
International Law and the Limits of State Sovereignty in Eastern Africa
Frank Khachina Matanga 112

Chapter 9
Legal empowerment of the poor – a strategy for social change
Bård A. Andreassen 122

Chapter 10
Beyond Independence in Southern Sudan: Dynamics of Intra-State and Inter-State Natural Resource-Based Conflicts
Mumo Nzau and Rose Mugiira 143

Chapter 11
Ethnicity, the Dynamics of Party Politics and Failed Democracy in Kenya: From KANU to PNU and ODM
Maurice Amutabi and Mumo Nzau 161

Chapter 12
Women and Property Rights among the Sabaot of Mount Elgon District: Perspectives from the Grassroots
Salome Aleso Wangamati 182

Chapter 13
Fifty Years of Failed Democracy and Abuse of Office: A Case of Uganda since Independence
Mugumya Amooti, R 202

Chapter 14
Essentials in re-socializing the youth for Kenya’s 2013 election and beyond
James Gatua Maina and Erastus Muchimuti Wekesa 217

Chapter 15
Uneasy Democracies and the Future of Security and Stability in Africa’s Great Lakes Region: A Critical Analysis
Mumo Nzau and Charles Mwanzia 231

Chapter 16
Fifty Years of Shifting Paradigms and Strategies on Management of Resources and Development in Africa: Focus on Human Resources in Kenya
R. W. Gakure, Margaret K. Chemengich, Mary Ragui and Sam Okwachi 244

Chapter 17
An Investigation into the necessity of constitutions in Third World Countries
Zembere Monica 274

Chapter 18
Implications of Kenya’s ‘Operation Linda Nchi’ in Somalia on the Future of Peace and Security in the Greater Horn of Africa
Mumo Nzau 283

Chapter 19
Ethnopolitical Violence, Transitional Justice and Peace building in Kenya: TRC or ICC?
Peter Karari 304

Chapter 20
Evolving African Governments that Work: Research, Development and Future Horizons
Michael Vickers 327

Chapter 21
Ethnicity and Succession Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the role of political elite in creating tensions and animosity
By Maurice N. Amutabi 347

Chapter 22
Superiority Games and Political Grandstanding among Various Arms of Government in Kenya and Implications for Development: Special Reference to the Role of Parliament
By Maurice N. Amutabi 369

Chapter 23
Political Succession in Africa: The Moral Imperative for Nigeria
Benson Ohihon Igboin 399

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Pictures from various workshops by Prof. Maurice Amutabi

DA-CUEA May 2012

DA-CUEA May 2012

IDA-CUEA Conference Group Photograph May 2012

IDA-CUEA Conference Group Photograph May 2012

Group Picture for IDA-CUEA May 2012

Group Picture for IDA-CUEA May 2012

Group Photograph for IDA-CUEA May 2012

Group Photograph for IDA-CUEA May 2012

Dr Johannes with IDA-CUEA Conference participants

Dr Johannes with IDA-CUEA Conference participants

Dr Elizabeth Ngumbi  and Ivana

Dr Elizabeth Ngumbi and Ivana

Yvan Droz speaking

Yvan Droz speaking

The Group Picture of particopants at the IFRA-CUEA Conference April 26-28, 2012

The Group Picture of particopants at the IFRA-CUEA Conference April 26-28, 2012

he French Ambassador to Kenya addresses conference participants while Prof. Amutabi, Prof. Thibon and Prof, Yvan Droz look on

he French Ambassador to Kenya addresses conference participants while Prof. Amutabi, Prof. Thibon and Prof, Yvan Droz look on

Sr Florence Muia and Fr Dr John Lukwata at the French Embassy Reception

Sr Florence Muia and Fr Dr John Lukwata at the French Embassy Reception

Rev Dr Lukwata praying, at the Fnerch Ambassador's Residence

Rev Dr Lukwata praying, at the Fnerch Ambassador’s Residence

Prof. Yvan Droz, Prof. Maurice Amutabi, Prof. C. Thibon and the French Ambassador to Kenya

Prof. Yvan Droz, Prof. Maurice Amutabi, Prof. C. Thibon and the French Ambassador to Kenya

Prof. Thibon's address

Prof. Thibon’s address

Prof. Simala, Dr Kikai and Dr Kiruthu during the IFRA-CUEA conference, at the French Amb Residence

Prof. Simala, Dr Kikai and Dr Kiruthu during the IFRA-CUEA conference, at the French Amb Residence

Prof. Maurice Amutabi and friends at the French Embassy

Prof. Maurice Amutabi and friends at the French Embassy

Prof. Maurice Amutabi addresses delegates at the French Ambassador's Residence, Nairobi

Prof. Maurice Amutabi addresses delegates at the French Ambassador’s Residence, Nairobi

Prof. Majawa, Dr Kavulya and Rev Dr Lukwata at the French Amb Residence during the IFRA-CUEA Conference

Prof. Majawa, Dr Kavulya and Rev Dr Lukwata at the French Amb Residence during the IFRA-CUEA Conference

Prof. Jude Ngonga Speaks at the French Ambassador's Residence

Prof. Jude Ngonga Speaks at the French Ambassador’s Residence

Prof. Christian Thibon Speaking to delegates

Prof. Christian Thibon Speaking to delegates

Juliet Kamau and Prof. Elinami Swai and Dr Ndeda at the French Embassy Reception

Juliet Kamau and Prof. Elinami Swai and Dr Ndeda at the French Embassy Reception

Group Picture of participants at the IFRA-CUEA Conference April 26-28, 2012

Group Picture of participants at the IFRA-CUEA Conference April 26-28, 2012

French Ambassador to Kenya

French Ambassador to Kenya

CUEA-IFRA Conference

CUEA-IFRA Conference

Applause to the French Ammbassador to Kenya by delegates

Applause to the French Ammbassador to Kenya by delegates

Delegates mingling at the Amb Residence

Delegates mingling at the Amb Residence

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Pictures from the Second International Conference at CUEA, 2013

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Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 3

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 2, Poverty, HIV and AIDs

Table of Contents

1. From the Editor-in-Chief…………………………………………………………..………2

2. From the Editors………………………………………………………………….……….3

3. Decentralization and Primary Healthcare Service Delivery in Kaduna State. By
Idris Ahmed Jamo……………………………………………………………………………4

4. The Impact of Poverty Reduction Strategies in North Central Nigeria:
The Benue LEEMP Intervention By Naomi Onyeje Doki……………..……………………20

5. Utilization of Facility Health Service: Perceptions and Attitudes of Maternal Health Patients. By Alfred Akwala Okoth…………………………………………………………..42

6. Understanding the spatial conceptualization of poverty: implications for sustainable livelihoods in Africa. By Jonathan Ali Ogwuche…………………………………………….72

7. Trauma Healing For Peace and Development: Considering South Sudan. By Lydia Wanja Gitau………………………………………………………………………………………….81

8. Transmission dynamics and the control of rabies in Nigeria. By Grace Omeche Agaba…91

9. Prevailing Poverty In The Midst Of Abundant Natural Resources: The Dilemma of Traditional Women Potters. By Funke C. Ifeta…………………………………………….102

10. Microcystis Algae Specie’s Potentials for Hydrocarbon Degradation in Holding Ponds. By Ibezue Victoria………………………………………………………………………….109

11. Mathematical Model for vaccination against Malaria. By Shior Msuur Mary-Anne….118

12. School leader’s perceptions of clinical supervision: a case study of a Kenyan secondary school. By Carolyne Adhiambo Kokeyo…………………………………………………..131

13. Monitoring the delivery of free healthcare in Sierra Leone; can monitoring initiatives play a meaningful role in improving accountability in health? By Pieternella Pieterse…………148

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Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 2

Kenya Studies Review, Volume 7, Number 2, Media, Comm. Library and Information Science

Table of Contents
1. From the Editor-in-Chief………………………………………………………………..………2
2. From the Editors……………………………………………………………………….……….3
3 Impact of mass media on the political participation among Kenyans: a case study of Nairobi youth. By John Nzina………………………………………………………………………………4

4. Copyright Effects on Access and Use of Information in Kenyan University Libraries. By Jotham Milimo Wasike………………………………………………………………………17

5. Is the Kenyan Public Given Enough Information About Presidential Opinion Polls? By
Peter Muhati……………………………………………………………………………………..30

6. Toward a Model of Experiential, Field-Based, and Supportive Learning in Formal and NonFormal Education Programs in East Africa. By Acacia Nikoi, Heidi Eschenbacher, Chris Johnstone, Laura Willemsen……..………………………………………………………………39

7. Ineffective tax system and challenges of development in Africa: evidence from Nigeria. By
Olusola Olubukunola Oluwatoyin……………………………………………………………….49

8. Information and Communication Technology for Urban Development: A Gender Perspective
By Carolyne Adhiambo Kokeyo & John Oluoch………………………………………………59

9. Internet usage in non-fiction writing: opportunities and challenges/threats. By Augustine Kudakwashe Mubika & Richard Bukaliya………………………………………………………69

10. Journalism in times of change: An exploration of the professional identity of Kenyan journalists. By Joel k. Ng’etich………………………………………………………………….79

11. Media as Opium of Masses: Coverage of the 2013 General Elections in Kenya. By
Michael M. Ndonye & Wendo Nabea………………………………………………………….103
12. Language and the Quest for Development in Kenya: Kiswahili at Cross roads. By Clara Momanyi……………………………………………………………………………………….117
13. Social media and Information Sharing among Children in Rhonda Slums, Nakuru County Kenya. By Anne Mugalavai……………………………………………………………………124
14. Relevance of ICT in research, publications and library services in learning institutions. By
Richard Omollo, Jasper Ondulo1 & Peter Kemei……………………………………………..133
15. A GIS-Based Parking Management and Dissemination System. By George Watene, Douglas Musiega & Charles Ndegwa…………………………………………………………144
16. A Framework for Adoption of Wireless Sensor Networks in Weather Forecasting In Kenya
By Daisy Mbucu Ireri, Felix Musau & Nicodemus Aketch Ishmael…………………………..161
17. A cloud computing architecture for e-learning platform, supporting multimedia content. by Attlee M. Gamundani, Taurayi Rupere & Benny M Nyambo…………………………………………… 176
18. Framework for examining firewall operation using network intrusion detection systems
Kemei P. K. & Mbugua J.K ……………………………………………………………………191

 

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