New book Nakhamuna (squirrel) stories from Western Kenya released

Nakhamuna Stories from Western Kenya

A new book Nakhamuna Stories from Western Kenya (see cover above) by Maurice N. Amutabi has been released. The book has riveting folk tales from the Luhya community but which have universal applicability to all African communities which have folktales revolving around animals. The book provides opportunity for readers to read about oral stories of the Luhya people of Western Kenya usually told to children at bed time or around the fire place. The fourteen stories revolve around the actions of Nakhamuna and her genius in outwitting her enemies or her creativity in creating friendship and earning support from other animals. The book is retailing at Kshs. 500 and is available at leading bookstores from August 10, 2016 or orders can be made from AISA offices and secretariat for bulk orders or call 0708063330 for individual orders.

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Three books launched during the KESSA-AISA-MMU Conference

COVER for Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa

Book cover for Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa 2016

Cover for Africa and Competing Discourses on Development

The Sixth KESSA-AISA-MMU annual interdisciplinary international conference was a huge success. The conference was attended by over 400 delegates from 14 countries and 35 universities.  There were 376 papers presented. The conference was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of Multimedia University of Kenya Ambassador Prof. Festus Kaberia who opened the conference officially. He was the Chief Guest. The Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) Prof. Justus G. Mbae gave the keynote address at the conference. The President of the Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) Prof. Kefa Otiso gave welcoming remarks on behalf of KESSA. The President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) Prof. Maurice N Amutabi gave welcoming remarks on behalf of AISA. The MMU Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Prof. Paul Mbatia welcomed the VC to open the conference. He pointed out that the University was friendly and guests were welcome to walk around and enjoy the great environment. Prof. Peter Neema-Abooki from Makerere University and Prof. Winston Akala Jumba gave keynote addresses on the second day.

Amb. Prof. Festus Kaberia welcomed delegates to MMU. He said that MMU was a public university in Kenya chartered three years ago and offers many competitive programmes. He revealed that the University had popular programmes which had been oversubscribed and the university filled all its available places in first intake by KUCCPS. He pointed out the need for universities to develop programmes that are relevant to Kenya’s development. The VC was happy that MMU and KESSA were hosting the conference together. He said that MMU will be willing to sign an MoU with MESSA to promote such collaboration in future.

Conference registration started at 2pm on 22nd June 2016 with many international delegates receiving their name tags, conference bags, conference programme and stationary.  The conference was opened on time. The co-chair of the conference organising committee Prof. Maurice Amutabi welcomed delegates to the conference. He praised peer reviewers of abstracts and conference papers for doing a good job in making the quality of the conference high. He praised the conference organizing committee for doing a good job led by head of secretariat and chief organiser Dr. Linnet Hamasi. He thanked other members of the secretariat Sr. Lucy Achieng’, Eliud Opwoche, Alex Jackan, Alma Sikanga, Mercy Olimba, Abigael Kutwa, Berryl Ogutu, Donald N. Amugune, Dominic Chungo Oyaro, Maurice Simala, Magdalene Ndeto, Augustine Osinde, Myron Akala, Betty Amutabi, Caleb Oyaro, Livingston Jonanga and Lydia Kivuva. There were delegates who were coming to the conference for the 3rd, 4th and 5th time.  He acknowledged that Kenya had presented the highest number of delegates followed by Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, USA, Czech Republic, Botswana, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, etc Prof. Maurice Amutabi recognised Fulbright scholar George A. Genyi Nigeria, Veronica Onjoro from Kenya and Bibiana Okoli from Nigeria, among others. There were many participants who were attending and presenting a paper at a conference for the first time. There were also many experienced scholars of full professor standing who were presenting in various sessions. There were many papers that we peer reviewed and published in the conference proceedings. The co-convenor of the conference Prof. (Eng) Abel Mayaka spoke eloquently about the advantage of studying at Multimedia University. He urged more participation at 2017 conference. Prof. Mayaka paid tribute to Mulimedia University for agreeing to host the conference.

During the conference, three books were launched by KESSA-AISA-MMU as part of the promotion of scholarship:

1.Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa edited by Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi and dedicated to Prof. Toyin Falola

2. Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa edited by Prof. Maurice N Amutabi and Dr. Linnet Hamasi and dedicated to Prof. Justus G. Mbae

3. Africa and Competing Discourses on Development edited by Prof. Maurice N Amutabi and Dr. Linnet Hamasi and dedicated to Prof. Winston Jumba Akala

There were many speakers at the conference. Besides keynote speakers Prof. Mbae, Prof. Akala and Prof. Neema-Abooki, there were other speakers as well. Prof. Diane Ciekawy (Ohio University, Athens, USA) presented a paper on interface between religion and politics. During the closing session, she spoke about her many years of research in Kenya, including her time in Kenya in 1980a conducting research. She recounted how she was in Kenya collecting data for her PhD during the 1982 attempted coup d’état. She agreed to be among keynote speakers at the 2017 conference. Samson R. Akinola, (Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria), presented a paper on strategic management and how to turn African around. In closing session, he said that in twenty minutes presenters make great points and one learns a lot witin that short time than one can learn in a month because people put the best points forward. H pointed out the need for networking among scholars, saying that conferences should be the beginning of collaborations and exchanges between scholars and lamented that universities are increasingly reducing funding to research and academic activities preferring to send donations to weddings of daughters and sons of University Council members. Bibiana Okoli from the University of Ibadan and who is visually impaired lamented the fact that she does not get to meet ‘special’ people in conferences in Kenya. She wondered where special people in Kenya were, knowing that there are at least 1 per cent special people in all societies. She requested that in future, she would like to meet more special people at KESSA-AISA conferences.

Former Fulbright scholar, Prof. Bongani Bantwini (North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), and alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign said that we need to take an active role in researching to influence policy. He urged that African universities should allocate more funds for research if they hope to be part of the global contributions to trademarks and patents. For Prof. Amutabi and Prof. Akala, the coming of Prof. Bantwini was a kind of reunion after studying together as Fulbright scholars at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign many years ago. We made jokes that Prof. Bantwini was still in love with his backpack, which he loved to carry at the University of Illinois during our doctoral days in Graduate School.

Prof. John Musalia paid glowing tribute to the organizers of the conference. He said that such conferences allowed for crosspollination of ideas between scholars. This was the second conference that he was attending in the series and also agreed to come next year as one of the keynote speakers. The conference provided opportunity for any reunions. Prof. John Musalia and Prof, Mayaka attended the same high school and Prof. Musalia, Prof. Amutabi and Dr. Patrick Dikirr were year-mates at the University of Nairobi and Prof. Musalia were at Indiana University, Bloomington with Prof. Paul Mbatia the DVC Academics of Multimedia University.  Prof. Nolutho Diko, (Mafeking Campus, North-West University-South Africa) gave words of encouragement during the closing session, calling for more focus on research and reciprocity in attending conferences. Other speakers included Dr. Laban Mgendi from Zimbabwe, Theresia Mdhongwa from Zimbabwe, Sr. Elizabeth Pilyesi from Malawi.

 

Uganda impressed in the mentoring category. Rev. Medard Rugyendo, the Principal of Bishop Barham University College (a constituent college of Uganda Christian University), Kabale, Uganda arrived with 9 staff members from his university. It was the single-biggest contingent from one university, but could not beat the record held by Benue State University which brought 25 participants to our 2013 conference. Prof. Neema-Abooki arrived at the conference with six graduate students pursuing PhD under him at Makerere University, Uganda.

Many delegates were impressed by the 2016 conference. A delegate from Zambia Coperbelt University said the following about the conference:

“….thumbs up for the work you are doing to advance African scholars through the AISA initiative. I must say I had a productive time at the conference. As a young scholar I learnt a lot from all the presentations and the interactions I had during the conference. Thank you for according me the opportunity to share my research findings with a wide research community at the AISA esteemed conference.”

There was a field excursion to various places around Nairobi on Saturday that took participants to Bomas of Kenya, Safari walk, Bomas of Kenya and other interesting attractions. The conference was officially closed by Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, the President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association and Vice President of Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA).

We welcome you to submit abstracts for the 2017 conference.

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KESSA-AISA-Multimedia University host successful conference

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Over four hundred academic scholars and professionals across Africa converged at Multimedia University of Kenya for the ninth Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) International Interdisciplinary Conference from June 23-25, 2016.
The three day conference themed “Rethinking Africa’s Development Paradigms” kicked off on Thursday, 23rd of June 2016, with a view of reassessing Africa’s development path and coming up with actionable solutions to the continent’s problems.
Speaking during the official opening of the conference, Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) Vice Chancellor Amb. Prof. Festus Kaberia urged the Association to highlight the need for quality education as they discuss Africa’s development.
“Kenya continues to solidify its position as the higher education country of choice in East Africa and the increase in the number of universities and colleges is a testament to this. However, the issue of quality continues to mar this achievement and I hope this conference addresses the issue,” stated the VC.
He emphasized the need for universities to establish partnerships with corporate institutions in the industries they serve and to subject their courses to stakeholders input before mounting as a way to achieve the desired quality.
His words were echoed by his counterpart from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa Prof. Justus Mbae who lamented the ‘transformative graduate’ who fails to live up to his title when he joins leadership.
“Why are the ‘transformative leaders’ graduating from our universities failing to transforming the country? Why is there an ever widening gap between the rich and the poor in countries that were founded under the principle of Ubuntu which raises society above the individual?” questioned Prof. Mbae while presenting the Keynote Address.
He further urged the scholars to holistically view development so as to conduct research and contribute innovations that improve the quality of life of the citizens.
On his part, MMU Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation Prof. Paul Mbatia underscored the need for application of the knowledge generated in universities.
“Universities in the world over are engaged in the generation and sharing of knowledge but we sometimes forget to apply it. Scholars should conduct research then preserve and apply the knowledge learnt,” said Prof. Mbatia.
Among the guests present were; Terver Akpar of Nigeria’s Benue State University; Lusungu Ndovi of Zambia’s Copper Belt University; Linda Piknerova of Czech Republic’s University of West Bohemia and Sikholiwe Dube of Zimbabawe’s Lupane State University.
The conference was convened by MMU’s Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof. (Eng) Abel Mayaka and KESSA’s Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi.

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New Book – Africa and Competing Discourses on Development: Gender, Agency, Space and Representation

Africa and Competing Discourses on Development: Gender, Agency, Space and Representation

Editor: Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi

 

 

 

KESSA-MMU-AISA

ISBN: 978-9966-1933-8-4

 

Cover for Africa and Competing Discourses on Development

Table of Contents

 

Dedication                                                                                                                              ii

Copyright                                                                                                                                iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                                                  iv

 

Introduction

Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi                                                                                                 1

 

Chapter 1

Domesticating Democracy for Development Using Community Initiatives in Africa: A Polycentric Planning Perspective

By Samson R. Akinola                                                                                                           3

 

Chapter 2

Capitalist Accumulation and Development in Kenya: The struggle for Ascendancy of an Indigenous Bourgeoisie: 1945-2002”

By Kennedy Mokaya Moindi                                                                                                             16

 

Chapter 3

Dependency Syndrome and Obasanjo’s Policy Reforms: 1999-2007

By Agbo, Uchechukwu Johnson                                                                                            28

 

Chapter 4

Critical Analysis of Teacher Perceptions about Financial Management Guidelines Strategy in Developing Public Secondary Education in Kenya

By Jacinta Mary M Adhiambo  and Winston Jumba Akala                                                   47

 

Chapter 5

‘Soft’ Power   and Industrial Democracy:  Deconstructing the Chinese Presence in Southern Africa

By Langtone Maunganidze                                                                                                    64

 

Chapter 6

Influence of Supervision and Learning Materials on Effectiveness of Group Discussions as a Learning Strategy in Higher Education Institutions: a Case of St. Augustine University of Tanzania

By Daniel Oduor Onyango and Tangi, Felista                                                                       80

 

Chapter 7

Selecting and Using Listening Strategies in Kiswahili Teaching and Learning: Challenges Experienced by Secondary School Students and Teachers in Kenya

By Felicity Murunga                                                                                                               93

 

Chapter 8

Development forced migrations and social security in cities: Theoretical analysis

By Gilbert Kansiime Arinaitwe                                                                                              103

 

Chapter 9

Evaluation of Factors Leading to Loan Default an Banks in Kenya: Focus on Equity Bank

By Florence Chemtai and Ojala Daphen Otieno                                                                    127

 

Chapter 10

Critical thinking in Kenya Education for Poverty Eradication and Human Development

By Leen Kavulavu                                                                                                                  140

 

Chapter 11

Relationship between Porter’s Competitive Forces and Performance of Micro and Small Enterprises in Agro-food Industry in Kenya

 

By Omillo, Francis Okumu, Ng’ang’a Stephen Irura and Maina, Faith                                 146

 

Chapter 12

The Cooperative Movement and Savings Societies in Africa: The Case of Uganda

By Mugisha John Steve                                                                                                          159

 

Chapter 13

Vulnerable Groups and Social Protection in Kenya: Focus on Pastoralists of Northern Kenya

By Maurice N. Amutabi                                                                                                         178

 

Chapter 14

A Shift of the Kenyan Government Source of Funding from the West to East: An Empirical Review

By Carol Ayuma Okelo and Florence Chemtai                                                                      192

 

Chapter 15

The Role of Strategic Leadership in Building a Competitive Organization: The Case of Commercial Banks in Kenya

By Samson Ole Kisirkoi                                                                                                         196

 

Chapter 16

Quality Assurance and the Application of Legitimacy Model in Higher Education Institutions

By Lukwago Rashid and Peter Neema-Abooki                                                                     214

 

Chapter 17

Relationship between parenting styles and students discipline public secondary schools in Machakos County, Kenya: the naked truth

By Lewis Ngesu, Brenda Khanani and Lydiah Wachira                                                       220

 

Chapter 18

Forensic Accounting Practices in enhancing Governance in Kenya’s Corporations

By Dominic Abuga Omare, Evans Mweberi Omandi, Francis Nyarombe Nyachwaya and Enock Gideon Musau                                                                                                                                     226

 

Chapter 19

Education of the deaf and blind children: the Catholic Church’s transformational experience in Malawi and Kenya

By Sister Elizabeth Piliyesi                                                                                                     235

 

Chapter 20

The prospects and Challenges of the Gambia in ECOWAS: Implications of ECOWAS adoption of a Common Currency

By Gbadebo, Adedeji Daniel and Mohammed, Nuhu                                                           246

 

Chapter 21

Principles’ Challenges in Use of Suspensions as an Alternative Disciplinary Method in Management of Students’ Discipline in Kenya

By Janet K. Mulwa and Jeremiah M. Kalai                                                                            256

 

Chapter 22

Scientific Research and Innovation for Human Development: The Concept of Science Parks for Universities in Kenya

By Geoffrey Mwanza Muluvi, Jonathan Muema Mwania and Josphert Ngui Kimatu          266

 

Chapter 23

Language Colonization in Africa: Possibilities and Strategies of Linguistic Liberalization

By Hamisi Babusa                                                                                                                  273

 

Chapter 24

Pollution and waste management and

Sustainable Environment Resources through Town Planning in Kenya: with Special Reference to Seven Towns in Western Region

By Gilbert Nyakundi Okebiro                                                                                                278

 

Chapter 25

Bible-based environmental conservation for the 21st Century World

By Medard  Rugyendo                                                                                                           292

 

Chapter 26

Deconstructing the Framework for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa: A Focus on the African Union

By Paul Adole Ejembi                                                                                                            301

 

Chapter 27

A Study of Academic Stress among Teachers in Training in Special Education in Relation to Their Core Liestyles

By Afusat Olanike Busari                                                                                                       310

 

 

 

 

Chapter 28

Influence of Instructional Media on Quality Teaching and Learning in Selected Primary Schools in Eldoret

By Florence Jepkogei Boinet                                                                                                  323

 

Chapter 29

The Rise of Militant Islam Against Imperialism: A Critical Challenge to African Development in the 21st Century

By Yongo, David Dura                                                                                                          331

 

Chapter 30

Community Participation in Local Development Projects sponsored by Community Based Organizations in Kenya’s Ngong Constituency, Oloolua Ward of Kajiado North County

By Mercy Daina Olimba and Edwine Jeremiah Otieno                                                         343

 

Chapter 32

Structural and Institutional Issues in Higher Education Funding Strategies in Kenya: Focus on Public and Private Universities from 1963 to the present

By Maurice N. Amutabi                                                                                                         355

 

Chapter 33

The Paradox of Development in Kenya:  Focus on Webuye Pan African Paper Mills

By Pius Kakai Wanyonyi                                                                                                        383

 

Chapter 34

A Comparative Analysis of Physical Environment, Instructional Method and Language for Pupils with Special Needs Among African, Eastern and Western Countries

By Ishola Akindele Salami and Grace Chinenye, Nweke                                                      388

 

Chapter 35

Higher education and development: An analysis of the Kenyan university’s capacity to contribute to national development.

By Mwangi Chege                                                                                                                  398

 

Chapter 36

Criticality, Creativity and Entrepreneurship: The Link between Learning and Development in the 21st Century

By Francis Wokabi                                                                                                                 410

 

 

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New Book- Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa: International Perspectives

Book cover for Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa 2016

Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa:

International Perspectives

 

Editors: Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi

 

Published by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ISBN: 978-9966-1933-9-1

Dedication

This book is dedicated to  Prof.  Justus G. Mbae (PhD) for his outstanding vision, fortitude, mentoring and great academic leadership and dedication to public service in Kenya

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright

 

 

Published by

 

 

 

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

 

© Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (Eds), 2016

 

 

 

First Published in 2016

 

 

 

All rights reserved

 

 

 

ISBN: 978-9966-1933-9-1

 

Dedication                                                                                                                              ii

Copyright                                                                                                                                iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                                                  iv

 

Introduction

Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi                                                                                1

 

Chapter 1

Implications of Networking to Community Cohesion: A Case of Women Chamas in Bungoma County

By Sellah Nasimiyu King’oro and Maurice N. Amutabi                                                        5

 

Chapter 2

Effect of Motivation, Job atisfaction, Gender and Educational Qualifications on Job Performance of Library Personnel in Universities in North-Central, Nigeria

By Katamba Abubakar Saka                                                                                                  15

 

Chapter 3

Application of Information and Communication Technologies for the Management of Knowledge and Innovations in Nigerian Agricultural Research Institutes

By Kabiru Dahiru Abbas                                                                                                        27

 

Chapter 4

The influence of locus of control, study habits and gender on the academic achievement of senior secondary school physics students in Ibadan metropolis

By Okeke, Uchenna K and Ukoh, Edidiong. E.                                                                    41

 

Chapter 5

Health Discourses and Ethno Medicine in Rural Africa: Interrogating Women’s Knowledge Systems among the Marakwets of Kenya

By Linnet Hamasi                                                                                                                   51

 

Chapter 6

Scarcities in the Rangelands and Implication for Food Security in Kenya: Assessment of Food Security and Water Needs among Pastoralist Groups in Northern Kenya

By Maurice N. Amutabi                                                                                                         67

 

Chapter 7

Effects of Environmental Factors and Staff Attitudes on Students’ use of Academic Libraries in Minna, Niger State-Nigeria

By Jibril Attahiru Alhassan and Cletus Emeka Iloka                                                             88

 

Chapter 8

The Critical Role of School Feeding to Primary Education Outcome – Pupil Performance: The case of Kalangala District, Central Uganda

By Pascal Odoch                                                                                                                    98

 

Chapter 9

Galvanizing the Realization of the Right of African States to Development under International law: a conscionable desideration?

By Paul Adole Ejembi                                                                                                            113

 

Chapter 10

Igbo Economic Relations and Security Challenges in Northern Nigeria

By Lenshie, Nsemba Edward                                                                                                 125

 

Chapter 11

Pedagogical Knowledge among Academic Staff and Effectiveness of the Teaching-Learning

Process at Makerere University

By Lukwago Rashid and Neema-Abooki                                                                              138

 

Chapter 12

Discrimination against Women in the work place: a focus on Nigeria.

By Oowo Joy Ejembi                                                                                                              149

 

Chapter 13

Employee Relations and Staff Retention in Higher Institutions of Learning in Kabale District

By Mable Namara                                                                                                                   158

 

Chapter 14

Relationship between Institutional Support and Teacher-Educators’ Level of ICT Integration in Instruction in Primary Teacher Training Colleges in Kenya

By Bernard Chemwei and Billiah Gisore                                                                               170

 

Chapter 15

Public Policies and Women Participation in Disaster Management in Kenya: The Case of Makueni County

By Faith Mbulwa Wambua                                                                                                     181

 

Chapter 16

Implementation of ICT Enhanced Educaiton in Rural secondary Schools: A Case pf Kabiyet Sub-County, Nandi County, Kenya

By Caren Kimetto and Felicity Murunga                                                                               191

 

Chapter 17

Gender Inclusiveness in Science, Mathematics Technology learning and teaching in Kabale Municipality-Uganda

By Aggrey Yesigomwe                                                                                                          202

 

Chapter 18

Socio-Economic Implications of the Ban of commercial Motorcycle (Boda Boda) Operations in Nairobi CBD

By Esther N. Ndungu and David N. Gaitungu                                                                      215

 

Chapter 19

The Quasi-Autonomous Agencies in Limbo: A Case of Tanzania Employment Services Agency (TAESA) and Public Service Recruitment Secretariat (PRSRS)

By Marijani, Ramadhani                                                                                                         224

 

Chapter 20

Improvement of Acid Soluble Copper Recovery in Tailings Leach Plant at Konkola Copper Mine Plc, Zambia

By Ronald Ngulube, Stephen B. Mulenga, Rajendra Agrawal, Francis Zambika and Barry Kalumba                                                                                                                                 233

 

Chapter 21

Girls, Primary School Retention and Achieving UN Millennium Development Goals:  Case Study of Rural Kisumu, Kenya

By Ochieng’ O. K’Olewe                                                                                                       245

 

Chapter 22

The Influence of Financial Resources on the integration of the National Goals of Education

By Murithi Tiberious, J.M. Mwania and Joe Mwinzi                                                             257

 

Chapter 23

Mediating Learner-Content Interaction Using Emerging Technologies: A case of History Education at Makerere University

By William Musamba, Abdu Kisige and Peter Neema-Abooki                                            268

 

Chapter 24

Shared leadership and team performance in institutions of Higher learning in Kenya

By Sister Elizabeth Piliyesi                                                                                                     278

 

Chapter 25

Understanding Causes and Consequences of Household Poverty in South Western Uganda: Case Study of Kabale District

By Tumwebaze Joshua                                                                                                           291

 

Chapter 26

Gender Differences in Paternal Involvement in Pupils’ Education among Primary School Pupils in Nairobi, Kenya

By Sophia M. Bironga and Peter N. Muchanje                                                                      303

 

Chapter 27

Availability of Information Resources for Research in Agricultural Research Institutes (ARI) in Nigeria

By Mohammed Abubakar Bitagi                                                                                            317

 

Chapter 28

Assessment of Kenya’s Realization of Education for All (EFA) Goals – 2015: A Case of West Pokot County

By Aggrey Asitiba Okutu                                                                                                       329

 

Chapter 29

Value Based Education as a Response to Emerging Challenges in Africa: In search of Global Citizenship for a Peaceful World

By Otieno- Omutoko Lillian and Samson O. Gunga                                                             344

 

Chapter 30

Conceptual Metaphors in Bertolt Brecht’s Play: “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”

By Moses Gatambuki Gathigia, George Ogal Ouma and Titus Karuri Macharia                  353

 

Chapter 31

Design of an Ecosan Toilet Model for Kenyan Schools

By Abel N. Mayaka, Dickson Andala, , Kezia N. Ngugi and Moses Mwangi                                   366

 

 

Chapter 32

Maternal health and the development of Uganda: A case study Kisoro District (2010-2015)

By Gato Gilbert Semaana                                                                                                       375

 

Chapter 33

A  Qualitative Study on Solar Energy Use in South Africa

By Sanele Nocwanya and Justus N. Agumba                                                                                    391

 

Chapter 34

The Context and Conflict of Rural and Urban Development Paradigms – The Dynamics and Politics of Village versus City Dwellers in Africa

By Terver Akpar                                                                                                                     403

 

Chapter 35

Heritage, Culture and Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience

By S.  Awoniyi                                                                                                                       415

 

Chapter 36

The effect of mastery of skills of drawing Biology diagrams during the learning of Biology on the learners performance in the subject in Kakamega County, Kenya.

By Phanuel Kisambo Gudi                                                                                                     425

 

Chapter 37

Knowledge Management Economy for Solutions Seeking Entrepreneurship in Kenya: A Polycentric Planning Strategy

By Samson R. Akinola                                                                                                           436

 

 

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New Book- Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa

COVER for Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa

Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa

 Editor: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi

 

Published by Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi and AISA, Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

Copyright

 

 

Published by

 

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

© Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi (Ed), 2015

 First Published in 2015

 All rights reserved


ISBN: 978-9966-015-70-9


Table of Contents

 

Dedication                                                                                                                              ii

Copyright                                                                                                                                iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                                                  iv

 

Introduction

Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi                                                                                                 1

 

Chapter 1

Electoral Processes and Democractic Practice in Africa: The Case of the 2013 General Elections in Kenya and its Implication for Democracy

By Fred Jonyo and Maurice N. Amutabi                                                                               5

 

Chapter 2

Vanguard Parties and Governance in Africa: Dimensions of Battling for States with Special Reference to Zimbabwe

By Vongai Zvidenga Nyawo, Beauty Muromo and Tariro Ndawana                                   17

 

Chapter 3

Africa and the Challenges of the New World Order: Critical Reflections on the Continent’s Development Agenda

By Justus G. Mbae                                                                                                                  28

 

Chapter 4

Africa’s Quest for Development and Grassroots Approach: a Study of Nigeria’s Local Government System

By Siraj B. Abdulkarim                                                                                                          37

 

Chapter 5

The Military and Democratic Transition in Nigeria

By Sunday ‘Layi Oladipupo                                                                                                   44

 

Chapter 6

Beyond the Kariba Dam Induced Displacements: The Zimbabwean Tonga People`s Struggles for Restitution and Local Development, 1990s-2000s

By Terence M. Mashingaidze                                                                                                 57

 

Chapter 7

Media, Democratic Space and Transition Politics in Kenya: Focus on Icons of Second Liberation

By Maurice N. Amutabi                                                                                                         73

 

Chapter 8

Sino-Western rivalry as a new trajectory of neo-imperialism: A Critical Challenge for African Diplomacy

By Okajare, Solomon Tai                                                                                                        94

 

Chapter 9

Democracy and the Challenges of Development in Rural Areas of Northern States of Nigeria

By Madu Abdulrazak Yuguda and Shehu Salisu Jafaru                                                        108

 

Chapter 10

Representation of African Union Agenda in the Media and Effects on Implementation: Reality or Mirage

By Gladys Kemunto Orina and Nyasha Mapuwei                                                                 119

 

Chapter 11

Political Leadership, Succession Crisis, Governance and Development in Africa

By Adebajo Adeola Aderayo                                                                                                 130

 

Chapter 12

Pan Africanism and Contemporary Challenges: An Ontological Analysis

By Peter Oni                                                                                                                           140

 

Chapter 13

Democratic Transition, Succession Politics and the Challenges to Peace and Stability in Africa

By Tyodzua Atim                                                                                                                   146

 

Chapter 14

Exploring Enabling Factors in the Radicalization Process of Youth in the Coast Province of Kenya

By Fathima Azmiya and Wilson Ndenyele                                                                            157

 

Chapter 15

Good Governance and Social Accountability: Vital Ingredients for National Integration in Nigeria

By Joseph Suleiman                                                                                                                169

 

Chapter 16

Governance and the Challenges of Internal Security in Nigeria: A Case Study of Anambra State

By Isreal ’Kelue Okoye and Alumona, Ikenna Mike                                                             178

 

Chapter 17

Identity Construction and Nationalism in North-Central Nigeria

By Comfort Erima Ugbem                                                                                                     187

 

Chapter 18

Opposition Politics and Democratic Governance in Nigeria: 1999 – 2011

By J. E Agaba and Emmanuel S. Okla                                                                                   198

 

Chapter 19

Ethno Weather as a Marker of Food Security among the Pastoral Community of Elgeyo Marakwet in Kenya: Women’s Knowledge Systems

By Linnet Hamasi                                                                                                                   209

 

 

 

Chapter 20

Television Broadcasting and the Democratization Process in Nigeria: The Successful and Unsuccessful Story

By Jude Terna Kur and Endwell Onyinye Nyekwere                                                                        228

 

Chapter 21

Impact of Insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Case of the North Kivu Province

By Sr Kasivirwa Wasukundi & Francine Anuarite                                                                 249

 

Chapter 22

Leadership and Economic Consequences of Corruption in Nigeria

By Akinsola .A. Foluso

262

Chapter 23

Succession Politics and Power-Sharing in Nigeria

By Nkwachukwu Orji                                                                                                             277

 

Chapter 24

Leadership as a determinant of the Performance of Education institutions – the influence of the East and West: A survey of educational institutions in Mombasa County

By Caroline Ayuma Okelo and Audry Matere                                                                       289

 

Chapter 25

Visions of a Better Society: Myths, Proverbs and Resistance in Matigari ma Njiruungi

By Mugo Muhia, Fugich Wako and Joseph Walunywa                                                         296

 

Chapter 26

Public Universities in the Marketplace: The Commercialisation and Marketisation of University Education in Kenya

By Jacinta Mwende Maweu                                                                                                   311

 

Chapter 27

Transformational Leadership Practices of School Principals: Does School Ownership Matter?

By Anne Wairimu Ndiritu, Grace Nyagah and Naomi Wairimu Gikonyo                             321

 

Chapter 28

Influence of Psychosocial Support on Education of Girls Affected or Infected HIV/AIDS

By Mbutitia Francisca Ngithi                                                                                                 333

 

Chapter 29

Making Governance More Participatory in Nigeria

By Olufemi O. Popoola                                                                                                          340

 

Chapter 30

Corporate Social Responsibility and Competitive Intelligence in the African Universities: The Challenges for Sustainable Development

By Moses Wandera and Paul Waithaka                                                                                 346

 

 

 

Chapter 31

An overview of the development of the pension schemes industry in Kenya since independence

By Thomas Githui & Esther Nkatha                                                                                       356

 

Chaptern32

The Role of Public Servants in Enhancing Trust and Accountability in the Kenyan Government

By Obuya Bagaka & Margaret Kobia                                                                                                369

 

Chapter 33

Africa’s Stalled Development: the Leadership Challenge

By George A. Genyi                                                                                                               384

 

Chapter 34

Globalization and African Technology: A Case Study of the Jua Kali Sector of Nairobi, Kenya

By Felix Kiruthu                                                                                                                     394

 

 

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Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel

Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel

 General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads”

Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

 Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) and AIDAL

After the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and various strategies under NEPAD and various national development plans, Africa is still at development crossroads. Africa has been at the centre of many and sometimes competing and experimental development paradigms, both from within and outside. Democratic revival has created some hope in some African countries. Despite this hope, many African societies are still gripped in gender, patriarchal and regional tensions. Women, youth, children and minority groups have been marginalized in some countries. Paper presenters will be expected to look from within in order to interrogate the success and some of the challenges these development paradigms have faced in light of external influence. Some governments have created inclusive constitutions that incorporate gender mainstreaming. Researchers are expected to critically examine models and approaches presented for development in health, education, tourism, mining, agriculture, water, livestock development, roads, railway and air transport, development of arid and semi arid lands, science and technology, engineering, environment, urban and rural development, vulnerable groups, minorities, women and children. How sound are development plans developed by African governments? In what ways have they been successful? Whose development and in whose interest?  How should development in Africa proceed? Who should be involved in Africa’s development and why? Are Africa’s development partners genuine? What projects should Africa pursue? These are the type of questions that participants are invited to explore.

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), this 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 28 to 29, 2017 at Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will bring together scholars from all over the world to make presentations on matters that touch on Africa. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2017 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

The deadline for submission of full papers is May 30, 2017. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2017

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2017

Conference dates – June 28-30, 2017

Colloquium 1: Africa and Sectoral Development

Sub Themes:

  1. Energy, Water, Agriculture and Development in Africa
  2. Politics and Development in Africa
  3. Health and Development
  4. Heritage, Culture and Development
  5. Urban and Rural Development
  6. Gender Dynamics and Women in Africa
  7. Democracy and Governance in Africa
  8. Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, Kenywood, hip hop, etc
  9. The language question in Africa
  10. Poverty, Deprivation and Vulnerability
  11. Peace, Conflict and Security issues
  12. IDPs and Refugee Crisis in Africa
  13. Economic Development in Africa
  14. Civil Society, NGOs and Social Movements in Africa
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 2: Economics and Management of Resources in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Economic Models, Development Plans and Development in Africa
  2. Minerals, International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
  3. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa
  4. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  5. Global Finance and Development
  6. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management
  7. Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources
  8. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
  9. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies in Africa
  10. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa
  11. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade in Africa
  12. Global Business Management
  13. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. University Education, Research, Science and Development
  2. Open and Distance Learning, e-learning and e-resources in Africa
  3. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education in Africa
  4. Higher Education, Linkages, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
  6. Evaluation, Education Reforms, Research Repositories and Archives
  7. ICT, teleconferencing, webminars, networking and e-Learning
  8. Gender mainstreaming in Education in Africa
  9. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa
  10. Industry, Technology and Education
  11. Private Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  12. Technical and Vocational Education in Africa
  13. Primary Education, Education, Poverty Alleviation and Marginalization
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 4: Judiciary, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

  1. Judicial Reforms and Human Rights in Africa
  2. International Trade and New Maritime Laws
  3. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Cohesion and Integration Issues
  5. New Constitutional reforms
  6. The role of women and minorities in legal issues
  7. ICT and Law
  8. Gender, Environment and Alternative Legal Systems in Africa
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation
  10. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa
  11. Global Legal Education
  12. Land, Environment, Civic and Citizen Education
  13. Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
  15. Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Treaties, Accords and Agreements
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Engineering and Training in Science and Technology
  2. Science, Technology and Development
  3. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  4. Science and Natural Resource Management
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D)
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology
  11. Science, Technology and Gender
  12. Science, Children and Youth
  13. Health, Medicine HIV and AIDS
  14. Health Tourism and Foreign Aid
  15. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 Colloquium 6: Religion, NGOs and non-State Agencies in Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Radicalization, Islam and Christianity in Africa
  2. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
  3. Media and the Church in Africa
  4. Ethics and Development in Africa
  5. Theology and Development in Africa
  6. Faith-Based NGOs
  7. Religious Institutions and Development
  8. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  9. Global Mega Evangelists
  10. Religion and Environmental Issues
  11. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
  12. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Africa Security Architecture
  2. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  3. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence in Africa
  4. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
  5. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  6. Conflict Management
  7. War and Refugees in Africa
  8. Ethical Issues in Development
  9. Democracy, Leadership and Governance in Africa
  10. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption in Africa
  11. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
  12. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
  13. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa
  2. b) The nature and state of ICT in Africa
  3. c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing
  4. d) Library resources in Africa
  5. e) E-Library/Virtual library
  6. f) E- books/E-Journals
  7. g) Internet Research and online publishing
  8. h) Communication and Journalism
  9. i) Language, Radio and TV stations in Africa
  10. Gender and ICT in Africa
  11. ICT and environment in Africa
  12. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, etc
  13. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
  3. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Aid and Sectoral Development
  6. New Paradigms of Development
  7. Minority Groups and Tensions
  8. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  9. Public Policy and Ecology
  10. Entrepreneurship and Development
  11. Minorities and Development
  12. Integrated Rural Urban Development
  13. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  14. Social, Economic and Political Research
  15. Research Regimes
  16. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

Sub-Themes:

  1. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
  2. Any relevant topic

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations US$ 60 (KES 6,000)
  2. Rest of Africa US$ 150
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or hlinnet@yahoo.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com

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