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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About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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