New Book: Environment, Power and Development in Africa

Environment, Power and Development in Africa

Edited by Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi

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


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: 978-9966-015-64-8

Dedication ii

Copyright iii

About the Authors ix

Maurice N. Amutabi 1

Chapter 1
Environmental Care in Africa: An Ethical Challenge
Richard N. Rwiza 10

Chapter 2
Environmental Apocalypse in Africa: Engaging Religion in the Politics of Climate Change
Ijaola, Samson Oluwatope 22

Chapter 3
Making Right Decisions: Ethical Issues for Social Science Researchers
Otieno-Omutoko Lillian 39

Chapter 4
Food security and school attendance: a crucial element in transforming society through education
Pauline Nam 51

Chapter 5
The Pedagogy for Hegemony: A Review of Global and Local Power Structures in the Era of Education for All (EFA
Clifford Twizeyemungu 58

Chapter 6
Teacher perceptions of the management by objectives performance appraisal system as a quality control measure in schools: a case of Masvingo Urban district, Zimbabwe
Mashavira Nhamo and Rubaya Clemence 70

Chapter 7
Preprimary education in Nigeria within five decades of independence
Idialu Patricia Ejiyamenmen 82

Chapter 8
The Education Crisis in Kenya: Where the Rain started Beating Us and Possible Remedy
Florence Kanorio Kisirkoi 93

Chapter 9
Strengthening capacity of scientists and technical staff in data management, analysis and review process at Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) – Kakamega
Hildah Nyende Wambani 102

Chapter 10
Constitutional Change and the Performance of Devolved Public Bureaucracies: A Critical Examination of the Kenyan Experience
Mumo Nzau and and Maurice N. Amutabi 112

Chapter 11
Parameter optimization in design of a rectangular micro strip patch antenna using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system technique
K.V. Rop, D.B.O Konditi, H.A. Ouma and S. Musyoki 128

Chapter 12
An assessment of seasonal variation of waste generation and management in cross river state, Nigeria
Joseph, Kinuabeye.U, Otu, Judith.E. & Eja, Eja.I 140

Chapter 13
Intelligent Prediction of Agricultural Drought Using Classification Algorithms
S. Mwanjele Mwanjele, P. W. Wagacha and C. Moturi 147

Chapter 14
The effects of temperature on frequency response of mosfets
Kibet P, Rotich S and Odhiambo O 154

Chapter 15
Science student teachers’ challenges and coping strategies in an open and distance learning environment: A case study of one district in Zimbabwe
Matswetu, V. S, Munakandafa. W, Munodawafa, V and Mandoga, E 162

Chapter 16
Adaptive Intelligent Traffic Light Control System Based on Fuzzy Logic Algorithm
Christopher A Moturi and Andrew M. Kahonge 172

Chapter 17
The Need for an Authentic Democracy in Nigeria
Segun Ogungbemi 185

Chapter 18
Leadership and Economic Consequences of Corruption in Nigeria
Akinsola A. Foluso 198
Chapter 19
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 212
Chapter 20
Wind energy probability distributions for Eldoret
D.K. Choge, S. K Rotich, J. K Tonui and J. K Maritim 224

Chapter 21
Small wind turbines: a simulation for optimal selection in Uasin-Gishu, Kenya
D.K. Choge, S.K Rotich, J. K Tonui and J. K Maritim 235

Chapter 22
Access to Safe Water and the Human Development Quandary in Africa: Implications of a Rights-Based Approach
Dejo Olowu 245

Chapter 23
Polymer Wastes and Management in Cities and Towns of Africa and Sustainable Environment: Nigerian Experience
Kofo Ade Aderogba 260

Chapter 24
Land related challenges to slum upgrading in Nairobi city
Ronald Matende Omwoma 275

Chapter 25
Impact of Conflict Induced Resettlement on Conservation Areas: Case of Rwanda
Nyangueso S. Ouma, Ndungu Wairimu and Gatoni Gladys 285

Chapter 26
Effect of Vegetation Change and Land Use/ Land Cover Change on Land Surface Temperature
E. Nduati, C. N. Mundia, M. M. Ngigi and B. Kenduiywo 298

Chapter 27
Intergrated Solutions for Water ResourcesInformation management: A Case Study of Athi River Catchment
Moffat Githiro Magondu and Moses Murimi 313

Chapter 28
Analysis of Production Efficiency of Rain fed Rice in North Eastern Nigeria
J. D Moses, A.A. U. Jongur and E.F.Adebayo 325

Chapter 29
Effect of overheating on the quality of golden fry cooking oil
Théoneste Muhizi 339

Chapter 30
The dynamics of water resource management for socio-economic development in Kenya
Peter Isaboke Omboto and P A Arogo 348

Chapter 31
Renewable Energy Development in Rural Nigeria
Oderinde Folasade 358

Chapter 32
Quality implication of incompatible uses of Elee Stream in Nnewi, Anambra state Nigeria
Ibezue Victoria 366

Chapter 33
Waste recycling for the production of environmental sculpture: a social and economic development in Africa.
Omon Emekpe Okokon-Ita 375

Chapter 34
The Glaring Deficiency of Logical Connectors in the Writings of Kenyan Secondary School Students
Albert Mugambi Rutere, Moses Gatambuki Gathigia and Susan Mirigi 390

Chapter 35
Liberation Theology, Church and Politics in Kenya: Retrospection
Mary Getui and Mumo Nzau 402

Chapter 36
The church and state: a synergic approach to sustainable development in Nigeria
Gemade Comfort Kamimi 417

Chapter 37
The role of religious institutions in promoting national development: the catholic experience
Saluun Patricia Mwuese 426

Chapter 38
The church and development: a case study of the church in Kenya
Elisha Kiplagat Keitany and Joy Ayuma Mwinami 434

Chapter 39
Corruption, Poverty and Insecurity in Nigeria
Musa Idris and Shehu Salisu Jafaru 442

Chapter 40
Challenges Facing Guidance and Counselling Teachers in Secondary Schools in Kenya: A Case of Nandi County
Jepkemboi Ruth Choge 455

Chapter 41
Quiet Corruption, Human Security and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
Agbo Uchechukwu Johnson and Ntim G. Esew 468

About the authors
Agbo, Uchechukwu Johnson is a lecturer at Federal University Wukari
Taraba State, Nigeria.

Amutabi, Maurice teaches in the Department of Social Sciences at Kisii University, Kenya

Arogo, P.A is a teaches at at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Bagarama, Fabian.M is a lecturer at Tumbi Agricultural Research Institute, Tabora, Tanzania

Choge, Jepkemboi Ruth teaches at Maasai Mara Unibversity, Narok, Kenya

Esew, Ntim G. is a lecturer at Kaduna State University, Nigeria

Folasade, Oderinde is a lecturer at the Department of Geography and Environmental Management; Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-ode, Nigeria

Idialu, Patricia Ejiyamenmen is Principal Lecturer, Department of Curriculum
Studies and Educational Technology, College of Education Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria

Idris, Musa is a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria

Igboin, Benson Ohihon teaches in the Department of Religious Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Ijaola, Samson Oluwatope teaches at Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State, Nigeria.

Jafaru, Shehu Salisu is a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria

Jongur, A.A. U. is a lecturer at Modibbo Adama University of Technology Adamawa State University, Yola Nigeria

Kamimi, Gemade Comfort is a lecturer at Benue State University, Nigeria

Keitany, Elisha Kiplagat is a Graduae student at Moi University, Kenya

Kenduiywo, Benson works at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, Kenya

Kisirkoi, Florence Kanorio is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Maasai Mara University, Narok, Kenya

Magondu, Moffat Githiro works in the Department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems, at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, Kenya

Mashavira Nhamo, teaches at the Human Resource Management Department, Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe

Moses, J.D is a lecturer at Adamawa State University, Mubi, Nigeria

Moturi, Christopher teaches at University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Muhizi, Théoneste is a lecturer at National University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Mwanjele, Solomon is a lecturer at Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya

Mundia, Charles N. works at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, Kenya

Mumo Nzau is a lecturer at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Mwuese, Saluun Patricia is a lecturer at Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Mwinami, Joy Ayuma is a student at Moi University, Kenya

Nam, Pauline is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Catholic University of Eatern Africa.

Nduati, Eunice W works at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, Kenya

Ngigi, Moses M. works in the Department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, Kenya

Nwosu, Patrick U is a lecturer at University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Ogungbemi, Segun teaches in the Department of Philosophy, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

Okokon-Ita, Omon Emekpe is a lecturer at Cross River University of Technology Calabar, Nigeria

Omboto, Peter Isaboke. is a lecturer at the School of Human Resources at Moi University, Kenya

Omwoma, Ronald Matende works in the Ministry of Lands, Nairobi, Kenya

Otieno- Omutoko Lillian teaches at University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Rubaya, Clemence, teaches Curriculum Studies at the Department Curriculum Studies Department, Great Zimbabwe University

Rwiza, Richard N lectures at the Department of Moral Theology, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Langata, Nairobi, Kenya

Twizeyemungu, Clifford M.A. is based at the Institute of Education, University of London

Waiganjo, Peter Wagacha teachers at University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

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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8 Responses to New Book: Environment, Power and Development in Africa

  1. Ogunode Sunday Abraham says:

    Hello Prof, I wish to know if the book volumes are for the 1st International Conference held in June 2013 at CUEA? If it is kindly let me if my paper was published since I have checked but could not find it in the few posted ones.

  2. Mrs P.E.Idialu says:

    hello Prof. Amutabi, thanks for your efforts, I need a copy of the text book, how do I order for it? I am a Nigerian and lives in Nigeria. I also want to know the current position of my 2013 (2nd) conference papers.

  3. Shehu Jafaru Salisu says:

    Hello, what is the price of the book and how do I get the copy from Nigeria.

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